Masala Crusted Pork Tenderloin w/Mango Scotch Bonnet Salsa


There are days when I say, “Oh lawd, take me now!” One bite of this gorgeous Masala Crusted Pork Tenderloin w/Mango Scotch Bonnet Salsa and peace with my creator was made.

Clearly only a real nut bag would have a recipe blog and then proceed to tell you what an atrocious cook they are and how all of their recipes suck. So, no shock that I’m saying that this recipe for masala crusted pork tenderloin w/mango scotch bonnet salsa is amazing. But I will say this, it’s truly one of my favorites.

Punjabi meat dishes are savory, earthy, and the spice mix just makes them so rich that it’s nearly indescribable. The best way to put it is exactly what it would be called in India – meat masala. A spice blend concocted to bring out the best flavors and characteristics of the meat being cooked. A bit like a steak rub versus a cajun seafood seasoning.

Pork is easy to overcook, it’s honestly why I love the sous vide! Talk about set it and forget it, well at least for 2 hrs that is. Just a couple helpful hints: Don’t over grill, it’s literally just to crisp up the outside, so don’t over cook your tenderloin by grilling it more than a minute on each side. Two, if you’re not emotionally prepared for scotch bonnet, just switch it out for something lower on the scoville scale. The pork-tenderloin and the mango salsa will still be absolutely divine!

I want to spend more time gushing about how rich the flavors in this Masala Crusted Pork Tenderloin w/Mango Scotch Bonnet Salsa really are. You have the warm earthy notes from the peppers, fenugreek, garlic, cumin, turmeric, and coriander. Then the fresh light notes from the mango, lime, cilantro, and onion. All coming together in this perfect harmony of sweet, spicy, savory, and tangy. It’s a frikkin symphony in your mouth!

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Masala Crusted Pork Tenderloin w/Mango Scotch Bonnet Salsa

Course: MainCuisine: Punjabi FusionDifficulty: Easy


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  • For Pork Tenderloin:
  • 1.5 – 2 lbs pork tenderloin, trimmed

  • 2 tbsp turmeric

  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper

  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds

  • 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds

  • 1 tbsp black pepper

  • 2 tbsp Punjabi Garam Masala

  • 1 tbsp cumin

  • 2 tbsp coriander, powdered

  • Salt, to taste

  • 8 cloves garlic

  • 4 Indian bay leaves

  • Mango Scotch Bonnet Salsa:
  • 1 large mango, diced

  • 1/2 medium onion, diced

  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper, minced

  • 1/2 cups cilantro, minced

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • Salt, to taste

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  • For Pork Tenderloion
  • Heat sous vide to 135°F.
  • In a bowl, mix turmeric, crushed red pepper, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, black pepper, Punjabi garam masala, cumin, coriander, and salt.
  • Trim pork and coat evenly with spice mix.
  • Place tenderloin(s) into sous vide pouch and place pouch in sous vide. Cook for 2 hours.
  • Grilling Pork:
  • Pre heat grill on high.
  • Remove pouch from the sous vide and let it sit for a couple minutes.
  • Grill the outside of the tenderloin(s). Approximately 1 minute on each side.
  • Mango Scotch Bonnet Salsa
  • While the pork is in the sous vide, make the salsa.
  • In a large bowl, mix mango, onion, scotch bonnet, cilantro, lime juice, and salt.
  • Serve along side pork.


  • Salsa can be made 1 day ahead.

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 11.7g 17%
    • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Cholesterol 166mg 56%
  • Sodium 361mg 16%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 1336mg 39%
  • Total Carbohydrate 24.9g 8%
    • Dietary Fiber 4.9g 16%
    • Sugars 7.9g
  • Protein 61.4g 122%
  • Calcium 13%
  • Iron 42%
  • Vitamin D 1%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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