Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mango Pork and Asparagus over Brown Rice

I bought a mango on a whim at the store the other day so I was looking around for a mango dish for dinner. I found a few that were along the lines of what I wanted and from those a new recipe is born!
This would also be fantastic with chicken!

1.5 lbs pork loin, sliced thin

1/2 lb asparagus spears
1 sm green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 sm red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 medium shallot, chopped
1 TB butter
1 TB olive oil

1/4 cup mango preserves
1/2 cup mango juice (or orange juice, if you dont have mango)
1 cup chicken stock
1 TB brown sugar
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 TB fresh ginger root, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp corn starch
salt to taste

1 medium mango, peeled and cubed

1 cup brown rice(or more if you like alot of rice!)

Cook Rice according to package instructions.

In a pan over medium high heat , heat olive oil and butter until melted.

 Add in asparagus, bell peppers and shallots, cook until fragrant(about 2 minutes)

Add in pork. Cover and cook until the pork is done, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

While it is cooking in a bowl combine the sauce ingredients and mix well.

Remove meat and veggies to a plate.

Add Sauce to the hot pan and bring to a slow boil over medium heat until the sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes.

Add veggies and meat back to sauce along with the cubed mango. Heat through.

Serve over rice, make sure to get some sauce too.

You can sprinkle on some red pepper flakes for a nice kick!

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