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  1. Vegetable oil spray

  2. 6 ounces slivered California almonds (1-1/4 cups chopped)

  3. 2 medium garlic cloves, crushed

  4. 2 egg whites

  5. 1 1/2-pounds boneless pork loin

  6. SALSA:

  7. 2 medium tomatoes, diced (about 2 cups)

  8. 1/2 cup diced red onion

  9. 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

  10. 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  11. 2 tablespoons lime juice

  12. 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  13. Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Almond-Crusted Pork Loin Recipe photo by Taste of Home Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a roasting pan with foil and place a meat rack on the foil. Spray with vegetable oil spray. Coarsely grind almonds in a food processor. Mix almonds, garlic and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl. Set aside.

  2. Whip egg whites to form soft peaks. Remove visible fat from the pork. Roll the pork in the egg whites and then in the almond mixture. Roll once more in the egg whites and in the almond mixture again. Place pork on the rack and press any remaining almonds onto the pork.

  3. Roast 1 hour, or until a meat thermometer reads 160°F. Remove from oven and let rest for 15 minutes.

  4. Mix the salsa ingredients together. Taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper if needed. Serve with pork. Yield: 4 servings (2 cups salsa).


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