Here’s a new dinner idea for you > Orange Ginger Pork Cutlets with Mango Tomato Salsa
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!
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
Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook Time:8 minutes
- 1 pound of pork tenderloins, trimmed
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 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
- 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.
- Combine the salsa ingredients in a bowl. Toss, add salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
- 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!
- 3 WEIGHT WATCHERS Freestyle SmartPoints per serving.
Here are a few more pork tenderloin recipes you might enjoy:
- Blackberry Hoisin Ginger Pork Tenderloin by Carlsbad Cravings
- Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin by Recipe Girl
- Quick- Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fig and Chili Sauce by Iowa Girl Eats
- Grilled Bacon- Rosemary Pork Tenderloin Kebabs by Recipe Girl