Orange Ginger Pork Cutlets with Mango Tomato Salsa

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Orange Ginger Pork Cutlets with Mango Tomato Salsa recipe from RecipeGirl.com

Here’s the deal : my family gets soooo tired of chicken.  So we’ve been eating a lot of steak lately.  For some reason, I’ve been craving it all summer (especially skirt steak), and I keep buying it and grilling it and serving it for dinner!

Every time I go back to chicken, my family grunts and groans about how often we have chicken.  Good grief, family!  There are only so many things to serve for dinner.  Pork is a great alternative.  No one ever seems to complain when I serve pork!

This recipe features pork tenderloin sliced into medallions and pounded into cutlets, rubbed with orange zest and ginger, sauteed and topped with a wonderful fresh mango-tomato salsa!  No complaints!  … except for one > my tomato-shy son moved all of the tomatoes aside and enjoyed only mangoes.  My son goes absolutely bonkers over mangoes- loves them to pieces, but he is absolutely disgusted by tomatoes.  That’s okay… more tomatoes for the adults!

Orange Ginger Pork Cutlets with Mango Tomato Salsa recipe from RecipeGirl.com

I enjoy making pork cutlets because they cook up quickly (so your hot stove only has to be on for a few minutes in the heat of summer!)… and if you just fry them briefly, they really do turn out tender and delicious.  All they need is a little flavor added to them, which we do in this recipe with the orange and ginger.  The salsa is a nice addition to make this a perfectly summery sort of dinner.  We loved it.

So set aside the boring ‘ol chicken and make this for dinner instead!

Orange Ginger Pork Cutlets with Mango Tomato Salsa

Yield: About 4 servings

Prep Time:30 minutes

Cook Time:8 minutes

Ingredients:

PORK:

  • 1 pound of pork tenderloins, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil

SALSA:

  • 1 cup chopped fresh mango
  • 2/3 cup halved small pear or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Directions:
  1. Cut the tenderloins into 4 to 6 even pieces. Place plastic wrap over pork; pound to an even thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Rub each piece of pork with orange zest. Then sprinkle both sides with ginger, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Combine the salsa ingredients in a bowl. Toss, add salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the pork; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side (or until done). Remove the pork from the pan; repeat with the rest of the pork. Serve topped with the mango salsa!
Nutrition:
  • 3 WEIGHT WATCHERS Freestyle SmartPoints per serving.
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com

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  • Kelly wrote:

    We eat a lot of chicken in our house too and I know my husband would love to switch things up a bit 🙂 This pork sounds like just the dish! Love love love the mango salsa 🙂

  • Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron wrote:

    Haha we eat a lot of chicken too, and the husband is always wanting more steak instead! I need to do this pork and I’m sure he’d love it. Plus that mango tomato salsa looks just gorgeous. I love anything with mangoes 🙂 Pinned!

  • Erin | The Law Student’s Wife wrote:

    I don’t know why, but I always forget about pork! Thanks for the reminder to work this fresh alternative into our weekly menu (and I <3 the mango twist too!)

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet wrote:

    I am kind of in a similar situation. My family is tired of chicken too. But we love pork! So this is perfect! Your salsa sounds fantastic!

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness wrote:

    This. Is. PERFECT. I LOVE chicken, and make it way too often…and then my husband complains that he never wants to see chicken ever in his life. I happen to have a ton of pork just sitting in my freezer, and he loves mangoes! How did you know? 🙂 Pinning!