I thought this Asian inspired sweet and fiery pork tenderloin dish with mango salsa would be a great way to celebrate the Chinese New Year on January 23rd, the start of a 15-day celebration celebrating the Chinese New Year – This year it's the Year of The Dragon.
Yield: 4 servings
5 from 5 votes

Sweet & Fiery Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese
I thought this Asian inspired sweet and fiery pork tenderloin dish with mango salsa would be a great way to celebrate the Chinese New Year on January 23rd, the start of a 15-day celebration celebrating the Chinese New Year – This year it's the Year of The Dragon.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Red Chili Sauce (I used Thai Kitchen)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp Sriracha sauce (or more to taste)

For the salsa:

  • 1 large ripe mango (peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped)
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 small clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp minced jalepeño (seeds removed and diced)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice

Instructions

  • For the salsa: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Refrigerate salsa until ready to serve. Makes 1 cup.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Mix garlic salt and ginger in small bowl. Rub evenly over pork. Place pork on rack in foil-lined roasting pan.
  • Roast pork in preheated oven 40 to 45 minutes or until desired pork is cooked to your liking. (New pork guidelines allow pork to cook to 145°, if you prefer it cooked well, cook it until the internal temp reads is 160° with a meat thermometer)
  • Mix chili sauce, honey and sriracha in small bowl.
  • Brush over pork during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
  • Slice pork and serve with pan juices and mango salsa on the side.

Notes

Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4th, Calories: 247kcal, Carbohydrates: 19.2g, Protein: 25.3g, Fat: 7.1g, Saturated Fat: 1.8g, Cholesterol: 67mg, Sodium: 640mg, Fiber: 2.8g, Sugar: 16.7g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 4
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 6