Saturday, July 4, 2009

I miss my grill

In celebration of the fourth of July, I bring you the latest adventure with my... "grill".

Back in Philly I was lucky enough to have an apartment with a small backyard. Not long after I moved in, I got an early birthday present--a grill! It didn't stand the test of time, but it got plenty of use :) Now I am sans backyard and relegated to a grill pan. It's worked out well, so I can't complain too much.

Until I tried to make kabobs (kebabs?). In rearranging my freezer, I found the last small piece of pork tenderloin I had bought awhile back. I did a simple marinade (juice and zest of 1 lime and a dash of soy sauce and honey) while I chopped the veggies (an orange pepper and vidalia onion). I also decided to defrost some frozen mango chunks to string along.

Pork & Mango Kabobs

Then I went to put these lovlies on my grill pan. My skewers were long enough that they sat on the edge of the pan... but my meat didn't touch. Oops, guess I need larger chunks! My kabobs quickly became a grilled stir-fry, as I wasn't really interested in tempting my fate with uncooked pork. Served on a bed of leftover rice, this became one delicious meal :) I didn't really have to season much, as the grilling brought out great flavors in the onions and mango that paired well with the lime-flavored pork. Easily adaptable to whatever's in your kitchen or what you're craving, get grilling! (or grill-frying...)

Grilled Pork & Mango Stirfry

31 comments:

Elra said...

Such a delish grilled pork, the combo sounds so good. Love mango!

Bec said...

looks like a delicious dish!

Kelly said...

We're pretty lucky at my building that we have some communal grills. I actually don't know how to grill though, embarassing as it is. My boyfriend and I tried a couple of times but we always did something wrong.

Christina said...

As much as I hate the cleanup, a George Foreman comes in handy in these situations. Example of my 4 July dinner:

Me: Should we fire up the grill... (Asked in more of a "I would rather not" tone.)
Bro: Just use the George Foreman.
Me: Oh. True story. It's just...
Bro: *Stares*
Me: Yeah, let's use the George Foreman. *Sigh*

I've used it for panini in the past, too1

Reeni♥ said...

This turned out delicious despite your troubles!

♥peachkins♥ said...

It's colorful and looks really tasty and delish! Plus,I love mangoes.I'm lovin' this recipe.

Annie said...

It looks great and the flavor combos sound wonderful!
I always think kabobs are a great idea until I try making them. I have trouble cooking the meat through too, without burning my veggies!

Amy said...

Now you've got me saying "kebAbs."

5 Star Foodie said...

Grilled pans can be tricky but it looks like your meal turned out excellent anyway! The combo of pork and mango sounds delicious!

burpandslurp said...

Nevertheless, it looks really good! Something I would totally enjoy!

Kerstin said...

What a colorful dish and it looks so tasty! We can't grill in our apartment building either and I so miss it!

Esi said...

Aw, well I hope you can figure out a real grill situation soon. I am about to move and I haven't used my grill yet. Better hop to it!

Bridget said...

That sounds awesome! I have a pork tenderloin in the freezer and this sounds delicious!

Elina said...

Nice save there ;) Your meal looks delicious - I love fruit + pork together!

Katrina said...

I wish I had a grill too. I did find a recipe online for oven baked kabobs, but it's just not the same. The pork and mango combo sounds brilliant, though!

Maria said...

We are grilling out as much as we can. I love it!

Char said...

I just bought a grill, and I need to try! Thanks for sharing an enticing recipe :)

Juliana said...

Sorry about the unexpected...but looks so yummie...pork and mango...such a nice combination of flavors...yummie!

Krista said...

Kabob or stir fry....it looks delicious either way!

Jess said...

It still looks delicious.

Sagan said...

At least it still tasted good!

Adam said...

Great colors you have going on there! I miss my grill too, so I feel your pain, but don't worry, you'll have a grate one again :)

Emily said...

Your kabobs look so good! Love the flavor combos.

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Awwh! I'd miss a grill too - way to get in the spirit regardless! :)Those skewers are pretty fun to look at! I love them!

Talita said...

I love my grill. We can do a lot of delicious recipe! Your kabobs looks great!

brandi said...

love kabobs! but I"ve never tried them with mango. That sounds great!

Cate O'Malley said...

Sounds like a perfect, light and tasty meal - can't go wrong with a stir-fry!

Joanne said...

I love the simplicity of this! Especially the marinade...love the sweet and salty combination. I wish I had a grill pan. I really like the George Foreman but it's only good for so many things.

I DID try the vanilla almond butter. I also have the white chocolate one that I haven't opened yet. Soon...

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

omgg.......... these look delish!!! :)

Erica said...

mmmmmmmmmm We've been without a grill for a while now and I cannot wait to get a new one :( Its just not summer without some form of a grill (even if its a grill pan!!)

Beng, Dani & Katie said...

I also learned about grilling kebabs on a grill pan the hard way... oh well:). This combo sounds yummy!

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