Grilling season is upon us, and I’d love nothing more than to sit out in the sun with a cold drink while grilling up a tasty dinner for us. Unfortunately, we have no deck. Tony tore it down last spring, with plans to replace it over the summer, but due to unforeseen circumstances — including a nail through his foot, and a rotten wall — it just didn’t happen. The bad luck continued this year, when he and his buddies bought a trailer to use for their “guy getaways,” only to find it was completely rotten inside and had to be gutted. So that project has taken up most of his time, leaving our deck still unfinished. If we have a deck by the end of the summer, I’ll be thrilled, but I’m not holding my breath.
Since our kitchen is on the 2nd floor, it’s not exactly convenient to BBQ outside, but in the meantime, I’m making do with my indoor grill. It does a pretty good job, and when I marinate the meat first with Pulo Cuisine marinades before cooking it on the grill, I get an incredibly flavourful meat in no time at all. This almost makes up for not having a deck to sit on while I grill…almost.
You won’t believe how easy it is to make this beautiful Mango Chili Pork Tenderloin with a fresh mango salsa using Pulo’s Mango Chili Marinade. Just marinate the pork in the marinade, and grill it on the BBQ, using extra marinade for basting. The salsa only has 4 ingredients, so it’s really simple. When you serve it over the grilled pork tenderloin, not only does it look gorgeous, it tastes amazing!
I’ve often cooked pork with apples, but this is the first time I’ve tried it with mangoes. Wow! Move over, apples, because pork has a new soul-mate. I’m sure you’ll agree once you try this dish that pork and mangoes are meant for each other. And I love the Mango Chili marinade for bringing the whole meal together — it has a perfect blend of sweet, savoury, and slightly spicy flavours.
I wasn’t sure what the kids would think, because sometimes they can be a little sensitive to spiciness, but luckily the spice is not overwhelming. Plus, they’ve had this marinade before in Mango Chili Sweet & Sour Meatballs and liked it, so I was hopeful.
I served this pork and salsa with rice and salad. You can see from Cole’s plate that he devoured the meat and mango salsa first, which is a good sign that he really enjoyed it. Bennett and Ayla also approved. Ayla wasn’t crazy about the meat (she never is) but she loved the salsa.
Tony was so impressed with this meal. He complimented me on it several times at the dinner table, and after the kids went to bed, he mentioned again how much he liked dinner. So I’d say this recipe was a big hit!
The marinade does most of the work for you, so you can have an impressive meal on the table with very little effort. Try this recipe at your next BBQ and let me know if it was as big a hit with your family as it was with mine.
Disclosure: I received compensation from Pulo Cuisine for writing this post. All opinions in this post are my own.