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This sweet and spicy pork sweetness comes from mango and brown sugar, and its kick comes from fresh jalapeño peppers. A little lime juice and mint add an intensely fresh note to classicly dull pork chops. Be sure to use ripe mangoes; but can’t find ripe mangoes or don’t have time to peel and dice, look for pre-cut mango in the produce section or frozen mango chunks (be sure to thaw before using).
If you're not a fan of pork chops, You can substitute chicken, fish, or shrimp for the pork in this recipe. Just adjust the cooking time in Step 1 for the protein of your choice.
Total: 40 min Prep: 30 min Cook: 10 min Yield: 4 servings
4 (3/4-inch thick) boneless pork chops (about 2 pounds)
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoon Smoked Bros Light Strike
1 medium jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (about 3 tablespoons)
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and diced (about 2 cups)
2 tablespoons thinly sliced mint leaves (optional)
1 tablespoon lime juice
Step 1 Season the pork as desired. Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook for 8 minutes or until well browned on both sides and cooked through. Remove the pork from the skillet, cover, and keep warm.
Step 2 Add the garlic, Smoked Bros Light Strike, and jalapeno pepper to the skillet and cook and stir for 30 seconds. Stir in the broth and brown sugar. Increase the heat to high. Heat to a boil, stirring to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Cook for 8 minutes or until the sauce is thickened and has a glaze-like consistency.
Step 3 Stir in the mangoes. Return the pork chops to the skillet and turn to coat. Cover and cook until hot. Sprinkle with the mint and lime juice.
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