Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tastes from Home with Frito-Lay Giveaway (Closed)

I find that Summer is the perfect time to bring back some of my most favorite recipes.  This recipe can be made in the oven, but is so much better on the Barbecue.  This recipe was given to me when at my bridal shower from a family member, and so it has been passed on to me to enjoy with my family.  It is pretty easy to make and you can never go wrong with it!

Spiced Pork and Pepper Skewers with Mango Sauce

Serves 8

  • 1 cup cubed, peeled ripe mango
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion tops
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into about 32 pieces
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • Cooking Spray

For Mango Sauce:
Puree mango, orange juice, lime juice, salt and garlic in food processor or blender.  Spoon into a bowl, stir in onions, basil and jalapeno.  Cover and chill in the refrigerator.

Cooking Directions:
  1. Heat oven or grill to 450 degrees.
  2. Trim fat from pork.  Cut pork into about 32 pieces (cubes). 
  3. In a medium bowl, mix pork, bell pepper, oil , and seasonings.  Toss well to coat.
  4. In a repeating pattern, thread 1 piece bell pepper and 1 pork cube onto each of the skewers.
  5. Place kebabs on a sprayed broiler pan or on the grill and bake 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes until the pork is done.  Serve with mango sauce.
In addition to the peppers and pork on the skewers, I add whole new potatoes into the mix.  That way, I have a complete meal ready to go.  I have also served this with homemade mashed potatoes.  Both are a compliment to the meal.  Also try serving with a salad with lots of fresh summer veggies! 

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Would you like to try Frito-Lays new Regionally Inspired Flavors?  Fill out the form below and enter to win!  This Giveaway will run from 8/23/11 to 9/6/11.

Congratulations to the new winner, Katharina S, winner of the Frito Lay Giveaway.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.

Thanks to Frito-Lay for providing me with a sample of chips.  This blog post is a form of entry into the Tastes from Home with Frito-Lay recipe contest.  Frito-Lay is also providing the Giveaway prize in this post.


  1. Two pints of larger and a packet of chips!


  2. Quick recipe for dinner


    4 (4 ounce) fillets salmon
    3 tablespoons prepared Dijon-style mustard
    salt and pepper to taste
    1/4 cup Italian-style dry bread crumbs
    1/4 cup butter, melted

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil.
    Place salmon skin-side down on foil. Spread a thin layer of mustard on the top of each fillet, and season with salt and pepper. Top with bread crumbs, then drizzle with melted butter.
    Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.

  3. Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

    1 lb. ground beef
    1 med. onion, chopped
    28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
    6 oz. tomato paste
    8 oz. tomato sauce
    1/2 tsp crushed bay leaf
    Sprinkle of garlic powder
    1 tsp. dried oregano
    1 tsp. dried basil
    1 tbsp. brown sugar
    1/2 tsp. thyme

    Brown meat & onion, drain, put into slow cooker. Add rest of ingredients. Cover. Cook on low 7 hours. Drain the lid occasionally if able so it doesn't get too thin.

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  4. Fake Fried chicken

    6-8 Boneless skinless chicken breast
    1 cup of low fat buttermilk
    1/2 cup italian style bread crumbs
    1/2 cup panko italian bread crums
    Favorite hot sauce.

    Mix dry ingredients

    Add desired amount hot sauce to buttermilk and soak chicken in the buttermilk mix.

    Roll chicken in bread mixture and place on baking sheet and bake at 450 for 30 to 45 min depending on oven.

    I love this stuff, it's the best baked chicken I have ever tasted.



    4 tilapia fillets
    3 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 tablespoon butter, melted
    1/2 cup crushed Potato Chips (Regular or Cajun for that extra kick.)


    Place fish fillets in baking dish (spray with non-stick spray). Combine the lemon juice and butter; pour mixture over fillets (save some). Top with crushed potato chips. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Flip fillets over (gently so they don’t fall apart), pour rest of lemon juice/butter mixture over them and the rest of the crushed potato chips. Bake for another 10-12 minutes.

    Works the same with chicken breasts; just don’t use the lemon juice and increase the melted butter to 3 tablespoons.



  6. i have been making peanut chicken a lot this summer as it is quick and easy while being a little adventuresome. I buy a rotisserie chicken and take both breasts and dice them. add half a jar of bottled peanut satay sauce, one can coconut milk, 1 T. red curry paste and a squeeze of lime. Heat together for about 5 m,inutes and serve with fresh naan and basmati.
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