How to make spicy pork fillet with mango salsa recipe

Spiced pork fillet served with mango salsa

Pork fillets marinated with aromatic spices and served with sweet tropical mango salsa. This colourful dish can be enjoyed with roasted sweet potatoes if desired.


3-4 people


  • 500g pork tenderloin, sliced into two fillets
  • 1 mango, flesh removed and chopped into small cubes
  • 1 vine ripened tomato, chopped into small cubes
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • A handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coconut oil or olive oil
  • Freshly ground rock salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200c / 180c fan.
  2. To create the marinade, combine the cumin, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and freshly ground salt and pepper. Then in a large bowl rub the spices onto the pork fillets before leaving to one side.
  3. To create the salsa, combine the mango, tomato and red onion in a bowl, add half the lime juice and mix well. Then fold in the chopped coriander, and leave to one side.
  4. By the time the mango salsa is ready, the pork fillets would have had time to marinade. Heat a non-stick frying pan on a medium to high heat, add the coconut oil or olive oil, then carefully sauté the pork fillets for 5 minutes. Cover the fillets with the remaining lime juice, transfer onto a non-stick baking tray, cover loosely with foil and place in the oven for 15 minutes if you like your pork slightly pink, or add an extra 5 minutes if you prefer it well done. Remove from the oven and allow to rest in the foil for at least 5 minutes.
  5. To serve, slice the pork fillets into medallions and lay on top of the mango salsa.


For even more heat, add more cayenne pepper to the marinade and finely chopped red chilli to the mango salsa.