I realise it has been a little quiet on the ‘food’ aspect of this blog for a while now, but rest assured that the BBB kitchen has been in full swing this Summer. Lots of salads, BBQs and fresh ingredients – and lots of meals spent with friends and family.
Recently, we hosted a “Pre” New Years Eve dinner with some dear friends, where my aim was to keep the cooking outside given the temperature forecast of 34C.
I marinated some pork tenderloin in a “jerk” marinade, and Mr BBB was tasked with basted and BBQing it throughout the afternoon.
And, as for me, well all I had to do was put together the accompaniments.
High on the list…..mango salsa!
Simply, diced mango, red onion, chilli, capsicum, spring onions, mint and lime zest / juice. Thrown together, given a good stir, with the flavours allowed to develop over an hour or so.
Aside from looking rather colourful and vibrant – the flavour was spot on (and had even a mango-hating friend going back for seconds…)
Served on the sliced pork, with a simple rocket salad and some basmati rice that I had mixed with black beans, lime juice and a little butter.
And our Summer dinner was complete (with not an oven in sight!)
- 1 mango, peeled and diced
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1 red capsicum, diced
- 2 spring onions, sliced thinly
- 1/4 cup shredded mint leaves
- 1 lime, zest and juice
- 1 red chilli, deseeded and diced
- salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and set aside in the fridge for an hour for the flavour to develop.
What about you? Cooked anything fun on the BBQ lately?