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.
1/4cupSweet Red Chili Sauce(I used Thai Kitchen)
1/2tspSriracha sauce(or more to taste)
For the salsa:
1large ripe mango(peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped)
1-2tbspchopped fresh cilantro
1small clove garlic(minced)
1tbspminced jalepeño(seeds removed and diced)
2tbspfresh lime juice
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.