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ALMOND-CRUSTED PORK WITH MANGO RELISH
Makes 4 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 to 25 minutes: standing time: 5 minutes
2 large mangos, peeled, pitted and diced
1/4 cup red onion, minced
1/4 cup red bell pepper, minced
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon fresh chopped mint
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
3/4 cup toasted almonds, finely chopped and divided
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 (1 pound) pork tenderloins
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Arugula for garnish
In a medium bowl, combine mangos, onion, bell pepper, vinegar, mint and half the salt and pepper; set aside. Heat oven to 450 degrees. In a shallow container, mix well 1/2 cup almonds, brown sugar, cumin, coriander and cinnamon. Brush pork with olive oil; season with remaining salt and pepper. Roll tenderloins in almond mixture; place on a foil-lined rimmed baking pan. Coat them with cooking spray. Roast pork 20 to 25 minutes or until internal temperature is 145 degrees. Let stand 5 minutes. Place on serving platter; top with mango mixture and remaining almonds. Garnish with arugula.
Per serving: 355 calories, 33 grams protein, 14 grams fat (36 percent calories from fat), 2.4 grams saturated fat, 26 grams carbohydrate, 80 milligrams cholesterol, 226 milligrams sodium, 4 grams fiber.