We don’t have pork very often, but when we do we really enjoy it. It seems like we never have it the same way twice. Probably because I’m always excited to try something new.
This dinner was so delicious. The pork stayed nice and tender. The ginger and garlic flavor definitely infused throughout the whole thing. The tangy, sweet pineapple-mango sauce was a perfect accompaniement to tie all the flavors together.
Ginger Pork with Pineapple-Mango Sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 T. grated fresh ginger (or 1 t. ginger powder)
- 1/4 t. allspice
- 1 – 2 lb. pork tenderloin
- Salt and pepper
- 8 oz. can pineapple tidbits
- 1 c. chicken stock
- 1 T. cornstarch
- 1/2 t. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 mango, cubed
- 1/4 c. sliced green onions
1. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, ginger and allspice. Place pork tenderloin on a baking tray and cut 5 to 6 slits in the top of it. Fill the pockets in the pork with the ginger blend. Generously sprinkle salt and pepper over the pork. Place in a 325 degree oven and bake 1 – 1 1/2 hours, until meat is fully cooked.
2. While meat cooks, drain the juice from the pineapple into a saucepan. Add the chicken stock, cornstarch, and red pepper flakes. Whisk together and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Continue to simmer until sauce is thickened. Add reserved pineapple, mango and green onions. Cook just until heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
3. Once pork is fully cooked, remove from oven and let sit for 15 minutes. Slice cooked pork and spoon sauce over the top. Sauce can be served warm or at room temperature.