It's almost summer and Arizona is already heating up with temps in the 100's! The warmer weather always makes me want dishes with fresh fruits that remind me of tropical getaways!
This was one of the first recipes I ever created, and it still SINGS to my tastebuds every time I make it. You can substitute the rice for any other variety, but I highly suggest getting all the ingredients for the mango chutney. It's definitely the star of the show in this recipe!
Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Mango Chutney and Coconut Basmati Rice
1 tsp fresh grated ginger (I used my zesting tool)
1 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tbsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp Cloves (ground)
1/2 tsp. red chile flake
salt and pepper
In a medium saucepan, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil on high heat. Add 1 cup Basmati rice and toast the rice for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in 1 cup light coconut milk, and 1/2 cup water. Season with salt, bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover and continue to cook until rice is soft and liquid is absorbed, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a separate, medium saucepan, add mangoes, red bell pepper, chopped scallions, grated ginger, orange juice, apple cider vinegar, 1/4 tsp. red chile flake and 1/2 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice. Season with salt and pepper and stir until all ingredients are combined. Cook on medium heat until fruits and vegetables are soft, and juices are reduced, about 25 minutes. Stir in golden raisins and Macadamia nuts in last 2-3 minutes of cooking.
Cut the pork tenderloin into cube size pieces. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil on medium heat. Add pork and season with salt and pepper. Brown the meat for about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer the meat to a crock pot and add 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth, 1 Tbsp. ground allspice, 1/2 tsp. Ground cloves, 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice and 1/4 tsp. red chile flake. Stir until ingredients are combined. Cook the meat on high in the crock pot for about 3 hours, until meat is ready to be shredded with a fork.
Remove the meat from the crock pot, shred with a fork and transfer it back to the crock pot. Adjust seasoning and add another 1/2 cup chicken broth if necessary. Continue to cook in crock pot for an additional 30-40 minutes.
To serve: shape 1/2 cup coconut rice in a 1/2 cup measuring cup. Place on plate. Spoon the shredded pork tenderloin onto the plate over rice. Spoon the mango chutney on top of the pork. Garnish with chopped cilantro.