Chives Innovative Catering is an off-premise catering business serving St. Pete, Tampa, & the surrounding gulf coast of Florida. We provide gourmet food for casual to elaborate weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, mitzvahs, hors d'oeuvre parties, bridal/baby showers or any other social event. We pride ourselves on our expertise in creative menus, delectable cuisine, stylish presentation & gracious service. A Chives event will meet & surpass all your expectations.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Receipe of the week: Grilled Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa or Corn Salsa

Grilled Pork* Tacos with Mango Salsa or Corn Salsa

1 pkg of corn tortillas (soft)
1 cup of shredded lettuce
1 lb of pork loin
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp chili powder
Fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 of red onion for garnish
Kosher salt and pepper

Marinate pork with the cumin, coriander, chili powder and salt and pepper for 2 hours and grill to your preferred temperature; cut pork into strips; warm corn tortillas in a hot skillet or griddle for 10-15 seconds; place shredded lettuce on top of corn tortillas; add grilled pork loin; add either the mango salsa or the corn salsa; garnish with a flew thin slices red onion and fresh cilantro; fold and eat ... a little messy but good!  Enjoy.  Makes 8

*chicken, beef or shrimp can be substituted for pork

Mango Salsa
2 ripe mangos
1 Tbsp finely chopped red onions
1 Tbsp finely chopped red peppers
2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp finely chopped cilantro
Cut mangos into rough cubes then mix all ingredients together

Corn Salsa
4 ears of cooked corn
1 Tbsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 Tbsp chopped scallions
1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup oil
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 cup cherry tomatoes cut into small pieces
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
Shave corn kernels (not too deep) off the cob and then mix all ingredients together, season with Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Recipe courtesy of Ken Jurgensen, Chives Innovative Catering

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