October 15, 2003

Pork Chops with Mango-Basil Sauce

Last night's dinner....

Pork Chops with Mango-Basil Sauce
from Bon Appetit (June 1997)

1 small mango, peeled and pitted
1 TBSP plus 2 tsp vegetable oil
1 TBSP minced garlic
1 jalapeno chili, seeded and minced
1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 TBSP brown sugar
1 TBSP soy sauce

4 6-8 oz center-cut pork chops

Puree mango in food processor. Set aside 1/2 cup puree.

Heat 1 TBSP oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and jalapeno, then basil; saute just until basil wilts, about 1 minute. Add broth, brown sugar and soy sauce. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and simmer 3 minutes. Gradually whisk in 1/2 cup mango puree. Simmer until sauce thickens and coats spoon, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, brush pork chops with oil. Sprinkle with pepper and salt. Grill or broil pork chops until just cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.

If necessary, rewarm sauce over low heat, stirring occasionally. Drizzle over pork.

Serves 4.

Notes: Very complex flavor. This was very different from anything else I tried. In fact, my first time putting a mango in anything. I really liked how it came out.

9/23/05 - edited to add picture from another try at this recipe by request

Posted by Jennifer at October 15, 2003 9:49 PM

We just had this again recently, so I thought I'd post a comment. Once again this was a very tasty dish, though this time around I don't think it was quite as sweet, perhaps because the mango itself was a bit less ripe. Still quite good though.

Posted by: Michael at September 23, 2005 10:07 PM
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