Mango and orange pork chops with spicy tails


2 cloves garlic

½ mango

1½ oranges

2x 15ml spoon fresh mint

4 lean pork loin chops with bone

5mlsp Baharat spice

150ml mango juice


Garlic crusher, chopping board, knife, juicer, large bowl, mixing spoon, small saucepan, oven gloves, tongs, small foil dish, small mixing bowl.


1. Prepare the ingredients:
• peel and crush the garlic;
• cut the flesh from around the stone, peel and chop the mango;
• juice half an orange;
• peel and cut one orange into segments;
• finely chop the mint.
2. Cut away the pork meat to expose the bone at the end of the chop.
3. Cut the ‘tail’ meat into small pieces, add the Baharat spice, cover and leave until required.
4. Place pork chops in a large shallow bowl and add the juices and garlic. Mix well together, cover and place in the fridge for 2-3 hours (if time permits).
5. Meanwhile prepare the barbecue or preheat the grill.
6. Drain the juice from the pork chops into a small pan.
7. Cook the pork chops for about 12-16 minutes until browned and cooked through and the juice runs clear.
8. Boil the juice for about 10 minutes until the amount of juice reduces and the sauce thickens.
9. Cook the ‘tail’ meat in a small foil dish with a little oil on the barbecue or on the hob until the meat is crispy, golden and the meat juices run clear.
10. Mix the juice, mango, orange segments and mint together in a small bowl.

Top tips:

If the meat starts to catch on the barbecue, cover with foil and adjust the grid height to move away from the heat to slow down the cooking


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