Pork and Mango Lettuce Wraps


Alright, alright so I have not posted in some time and I’m feeling a little out of touch with you guys. To be fair, I’ve been a little busy with life and work but I have vowed to get back to posting once a week. To fill you in, we recently sold our home and bought a new home with my boyfriend and his three kids. We now live very happily with our five children and honestly I’m so very happy. We have settled into the new home and now that we have seven of us under one roof I am navigating my way through new allergies, likes and dislikes.


In this blend I was a little fearful that my cooking style may not be adopted with open arms however it has been the opposite. So far, all are happy with healthy meals and a mix of not so healthy. We have a nacho lover (Sahil), a “I will only eat chicken” (Ava), a salad lover (Aidan), a nut and chickpea allergy (Sia), and a chicken wing junkie (Rishi). So, my job just got a whole lot harder.


So that brings me to this recipe for pork and mango lettuce wraps. The kids wrapped their mango and spicy pork in flour tortillas from Tres Marias and I wrapped mine in lettuce.


Spiced Pork Tenderloin

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Sriracha
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. all spice
  • sea salt and pepper

Combine the olive oil, Sriracha, cinnamon, garlic powder and all spice together in a bowl. Rub the pork tenderloin with the paste and season well with salt and pepper. Place in the fridge for one hour at least. Preheat your grill to 500 degrees F. Remove the pork from the fridge while preheating the grill. When ready, sear the sides of the pork until brown and it shows grill marks. 1 – 2 minutes each side. Reduce the heat to 400 degrees F and grill for 5 minutes a side. Remove the pork when it is cooked through and no longer pink. Allow to rest for 10 minutes, covered.

To serve:

  • sliced mango
  • cilantro chimichurri (this is my favourite recipe for chimichurri – reduce parsley and add more cilantro)
  • butter lettuce leaves
  • good quality tortillas (if you choose but not necessary)