Pan Grilled Pork Loin With Mango Salsa

by ImmaculateBites on 17 April, 2015

Pan Grilled Pork Loin With Mango Salsa -  Made with an easy, yet tasty garlic and rosemary rub, healthy and a perfect pairing!

Pan grilled pork loin with Mango Salsa

 

Most people often associate pork with pork shoulder, bacon, and sausage. It never falls under the category of lean meat. And this is so far from the truth. Truth be told, I was one of those people until I did some research.

I love pork! Greasy, Fatty, Lean – Give it to me. You see, I hate giving up pork entirely when am cutting back on calories. So I use the leaner cuts of pork and I don’t feel deprived. In fact, they are quite juicy and tender and in my humble opinion better tasting than chicken breast. 

The trick is to cook it to the proper degree of doneness. Let it rest for 10 minutes (or a few more) before slicing to allow the juices to distribute throughout the meat. When this is done the lean pork is Absolutely Amazing cut of meat.

Pan Grilled Pork with Mango Salsa

With a weeknight pork I  always trying to keep it Sweet and Simple and it never disappoints. This is made out of one of my favorite spice mixture – garlic, rosemary , white pepper , and smoked paprika. 

 Pan grilled pork loin with Mango Salsa

Now don’t even think of skipping out on the mango salsa- you will regret it!  The first time, I tried this combo I was moaning throughout. The spicy sweetness from the salsa complements the pork! Do make it!

Pan grilled pork loin with Mango Salsa

Ok, don’t you just love the bright combination of colors of this mango salsa on the pork! At the last minute I threw it some avocados .

Enjoy!!!

Pan Grilled Pork Loin With Mango Salsa
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Fusion
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 1 -1/2 pounds Pork Loin (about 3)
  • 2 Tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 smoked tablespoon paprika
  • ½- I teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • ½ -tablespoon soy sauce (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1- 2 tablespoons canola, olive or any cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Mango Avocado Salsa
  • 1 large mango, peeled and diced
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • ½ jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 2-tablespoon fresh limejuice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and fresh pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or finely chop rosemary and pestle, blend rosemary, garlic, paprika, cayenne and soy sauce.
  2. Lightly salt pork , then marinate the pork with the garlic rosemary mixture.
  3. You may refrigerate until ready to cook. Let it rest for 20 minutes before cooking.
  4. Heat up a cast iron or grill pan until hot. Cook pork loin, flipping once, until browned and cooked to desired doneness or grill the steaks on high heat for about 3- 5 minutes on each side, depending on the size -internal temperature reads 145 degrees F
Mango salsa
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the mango, jalapenos, avocado, onions, lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper

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Baked Jerk Chicken Wings

by ImmaculateBites on 14 April, 2015

Baked Jerk Chicken Wings-  Baked to crispy perfection with all the bold flavors of Jerk  Spice  rub- 10 minutes prep is all you need!!!

 Jerk Wings

This is going to be the easiest recipe with this Jamaican Jerk Spice blend here, that am going to share with you. After my spice blend mixture was complete, I just had to put it to the taste test. What better protein to test it on than chicken wings.  What requires minimal prep and is a great crowd pleaser  too?  Chicken wings- of course!

If you can’t decide what to make for your next gathering just wing it.

Baked Jerk Chicken WIngs

These chicken wings would sure to be a hit at your next party, game day or anytime.

You just knew this was coming right? 

To tell you the truth, I have become somewhat complacent when it comes to chicken these days. All I do is sprinkle jerk seasoning on any cut of chicken that is available and go on with my usual business.

 Jerk Wings

No complains so far, I even made some of this jerk wings to take to the beach and it was a hit with everyone, even those with discerning palates (kids).

 I know kids go crazy over anything wings, as long as they have dipping sauce to go with it.

Baked Jerk Chicken Wings 

I completely forget about the kids and brought along pepper sauce instead. No one asked for a dipping sauce, which was a great relief.

Enjoy!

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Baked Jerk Chicken Wings
 
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Caribbean
Serves: 4-5
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Instructions
  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Wash Chicken Wings, if time permits let it dry out in the fridge for a couple of hours (about 3 or more)
  3. Do not cover, let then dry out in the fridge
  4. If short on time, dry wings with paper towel or kitchen towel, then proceed with the next step.
  5. Place the chicken in a large bowl, with all the Jerk Spice, drizzle with oil (optional)
  6. Line a baking pan with foil; top with a wire rack. Arrange chicken wings out in a single layer. While the chicken wings are baking oil will slowly drip to the bottom of the baking pan.
  7. Bake wings until cooked through and skin is crispy, about 45-50 minutes-rotate wings half way through-roughly 20 minutes.
  8. Remove and serve with your favorite chicken wing sauce.

Baked Jerk Chicken WIngs

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