Almond Crusted Pork with Mango Relish
For the relish, stir together mangos, onion, bell pepper, vinegar, mint and salt and pepper in a medium bowl; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- 2 large, ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and diced
- 1/4 cup minced red onion
- 1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
- 3/4 cup chopped, toasted almonds, divided
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 pounds pork tenderloin
- Sea Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
For the relish, stir together mangos, onion, bell pepper, vinegar, mint and salt and pepper in a medium bowl; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. To prepare pork on grill, finely chop 1/2 cup almonds and stir in brown sugar and seasonings. Brush pork with oil then season with salt and pepper; roll in almond mixture, pressing into the surface. Transfer to a piece of heavy-duty foil and press any remaining nuts onto the top. Grill over medium heat, turning occasionally to brown each side, for 35 to 40 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 160°F on a meat thermometer. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. To prepare pork in oven, adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees. For the pork, finely chop 1/2 cup almonds. Stir in brown sugar, cumin, coriander and cinnamon, transfer almond mixture to baking sheet. Brush pork with 1 1/2 tablespoons oil then season with salt and pepper; roll in almond mixture, pressing into the surface. Lightly spray pork with olive oil spray. Cook pork on foil-lined baking sheet until exterior is golden brown and meat reaches 160 degrees, 35 to 40 minutes, turning pork halfway through cooking. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. To assemble, top sliced pork with mango relish and toasted almonds. Serving tips: Place pork on bed of arugula lightly dressed with olive oil, vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.