Almond Crusted Pork Loin
Vegetable oil spray
6 ounces Mandelin Blanched Slivered Almonds (1 1/4-cups chopped)
2 medium garlic cloves, crushed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 egg whites
1 1/2-pounds boneless pork loin
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.
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.
Roast 1 hour, or until a meat thermometer reads 160°F. Remove from oven and let rest 15 minutes.
Recipe developed by Chef Dan Stewart for Almond Board of California.