“Fruits day, it’s not necessary to be in liquid or paste form. I make fruits into refreshing briny salsa dish.”
I saw a very great Japanese pork chop cutlet from a Japanese variety show in tv, and decided to try it out as it looks really alluring (Show you the recipe next time!).
To make my pork chop meal more balance with both dry and moist dishes, the fruit salsa came to my mind. I had thus craving to make mt own salsa as I find it a great complement to something dry, like pork chop, since it contrasts the taste and texture.. The super refreshing mouthfeel to have a chilled side dish like salsa for piping hot pork chop is also what I was looking for.
Super easy to prepare, ingredients are easy to get, too. Of course, the ingredients used for making this salsa have to be really fresh!
Well, if you are cooking pork chop, grilled fish, roasted chicken, or just some tortillas or taco, this salsa simply adds merits to your culinary record. Moreover, without much hassle, you’ll get it serve as sides, snacks, or condiments to your dish in a flash!
1 large or 2 medium ripped mangoes, peeled, pitted and diced
8 – 10 strawberries, trimmed and diced
2 – 3 stalks of fresh cilantro, finely chopped (Pick the front portion of the stalks)
1 – 2 small red onions, peeled and finely chopped
1 Jalapeño chilli or red chilli, removed seeds and rib, and finely chopped (Use less chili if can’t take spicy)
1 tablespoon of lime juice squeezed from 1 – 2 fresh limes
¼ teaspoon of sugar
Pinch of salt and coarsely ground black pepper
Place all ingredients in a large salad bowl. Drizzle lime juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Gently toss all ingredients to combine well. Chilled and serve.
A serving of my salsa counts about 55Kcal. I liked this because it’s low fat, yet, mouthwatering!
Don’t worry if you dislike onions, the taste of the onions in this salsa is not visible, but its addition helps in elevating the overall flavour of the salsa that makes it an important element in the recipe. Even my girl who hates onion, find it acceptable and she did not mind having it.
Tips: For really hot flavor, add Serrano chilli instead. If you have super high tolerance in spicy flavour, retain some seeds, and it will really give you the punch in your palate!
* Jalapeño or Serrano can be easily obtained from some western supermarkets in Singapore e.g. Market Place, or NTUC Finest. Otherwise, compromise with an adaption of red chilli or bird eyes chilli.