As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about…….more sharing meals together as a family! May was just the busiest month; chock full of exciting Interior Design projects and presenting my Life Style & Entertaining programs. While work is hugely fun, May brought me the happiest of moments…..my Nick came home from college. In fact, my mom accompanied me to College Town USA, where we loaded up all of Nick’s personal belongings; clothes, clothes, golf clubs and more clothes. Rather than race home, we took an overnight detour to Charleston, IL, where Amanda made it to the State Track Meet in the 100m hurdles. Yay!
While everything about Nick being home is awesome, I love when we are all together for dinner. It just feels like everything is right with the world.
As one of our first family meals, I decided to make a fabulous Pork Tenderloin with a sassy side of Cucumber and Mango Salad. Peter Brady was on to something with his, “Pork chops and applesauce.” Pork is absolutely delicious with a side of citrus.
Pork Tenderloin with Cucumber and Mango Salad
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp All-spice
½ tsp salt
2 – 12 ounce pork tenderloins
4 green onions – white parts chopped and green parts sliced
2 mango’s peeled and chopped
1 seedless cucumber, very thinly sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped…..how much you use depends upon how much heat you can take!
Pre-heat oven to 425°
Line a shallow roasting pan with aluminum foil
In a small bowl, combine;
Set aside 1 tsp of the brown sugar mixture for the salad
Rub the brown sugar mixture all over the tenderloins and place in the roasting pan
Roast for approximately 20 minutes, or until a thermometer reads 145°
Remove and tent with foil until ready to serve
In a medium bowl, combine;
Green onions (as many as you like)
Jalapeno (I used about 1 tsp)
1 tsp brown sugar mixture
Serve with a savory side of brown rice
More tasty pork and citrus, more having Nick home from college, more sharing family dinners together again……
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