Grilled Pork Chops with Tipsy Tequila Mango Sauce

I watched the cooking channel a lot as a child, and knowing that my mom’s favourite cut of meat was pork chops, I was thrilled to discover a mango sauce recipe I knew she would love. She liked pineapples more than any other fruit and mangoes were similar I reasoned. It was a simple recipe consisting of mangoes, sugar, and brandy. My seven year old self was able to pull it off without a hitch! It quickly became a hit in our house-hold and sometimes my mom would even make it for me for lunch. Even though the recipe has evolved over the years, any variation of mango sauce on pork-chops will always remind me of my childhood.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Pork Chops
  • 2 diced Mangoes
  • 1/4 cup of Tequila
  • 2 Tbsp minced Cilantro
  • 1 tsp grated Lemon Grass
  • Juice from half a Lime
  • 1 diced Sweet Onion
  • 2 Tbsp Avocado Oil

Directions:

  1. Lightly season the pork chops (salt, pepper, oregano) and grill for 12mins, rotate and grill for another 6-8 mins or until the internal temperature reaches 160F
  2. For the Sauce: Heat the avocado oil in a frying pan on medium heat then add the onions and cook for 5mins
  3. Add the mangoes, cilantro, lemon grass, and lime juice and sauté on medium-low heat until the mangoes start to soften and the liquid reduces
  4. Add the tequila and reduce once more on low heat
  5. PurΓ©e half of the sauce and keep the rest as a garnish

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Recipe By: Sofia Martimianakis

 

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