Recipe of the Week: Mango-Pineapple “Island Sliders” will bring a little Aloha to your Table

The Mango-Pineapple Salsa Makes the Dish Simply Awesome

Bring a little Aloha and a little taste of the Islands to your table this weekend. Our simple and flavorful recipe guarantees to bring smiles to everyone around your table. These Island Sliders come stuffed with Beef Short Ribs, Chicken or…both.

First you marinate the meat. We recommend that you use boneless, skinless chicken thigh meat for optimum results. For 8-10 thighs, he mixes ½ cup soy sauce, ½ cup water, 1/3 cup of white sugar and a 1/4 cup of brown sugar together.

Next, add a tablespoon of Worchester, 3 slices of fresh, crushed ginger, 5 cloves of crushed garlic and a ½ cup of pineapple juice. Refrigerate the marinade over night.

We prefer the Beef Short ribs about a quarter inch thick. For 12 pieces of ribs start with ¼ cup soy sauce, ¾ cup of water, ¼ cup of sugar. Now add 6 crushed cloves of garlic, a dash of red crushed pepper and marinates for a minimum of 6 hours in the refrigerator.

The Mango Salsa starts off with 2 large ripe but still firm mangos. Peel and remove the fruit from the seed, then dice finely. Peel and core a fresh pineapple. Dice ½ of the pineapple for the salsa and cut the other half into bite sized pieces. Finely chop 1 green onion and mix into the mango –pineapple mixture. If you like your salsa on the hot side, add minced fresh jalapenos to taste. Refrigerate.

There are two things you may need to buy at an Asian Market near you. One is Sambal Chili Paste and the other is Li hing mui. The Li hing mui is gently sprinkled over the remaining pineapple pieces and refrigerated. Its so simple and absolutely amazing.

Start cooking the chicken on the grill first as the beef will cook very quickly. Once you have cooked the chicken thoroughly, remove from the heat and let it sit for a minute. Slice the thighs into bite size strips. The beef ribs should have a nice crusty char but not overcooked. Slice between the bones or remove the altogether.

Serve on Hawaiian rolls (a must) with the Mango-Pineapple Salsa and Sambal Chili Paste or Sriracha Chili Sauce. All of us at Inland Empire Sports and News would like you to enjoy this recipe.