Georgia Pecan and Cornbread Crusted Pork Loin

  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

3/4cup Georgia pecan halves
2 corn toaster cakes, broken into quarters (or 1 1/4 cup crumbled cornbread or corn muffin)
2tablespoons butter
1tablespoon finely chopped garlic
2 (1-pound) pork tenderloins
1/2teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon pepper
3tablespoons Dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a food processor, combine pecans and cornbread and process until pecans are finely chopped.
  3. Melt butter in medium-size skillet over moderate heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the pecan mixture to blend with butter and garlic. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Pat pork dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in an oiled shallow baking pan. Spread mustard thickly over tenderloins and pat crumb mixture onto mustard. Roast in middle of oven 15 minutes. Tent pork loosely with foil to prevent crust from burning and continue to roast until thermometer inserted diagonally into center of meat registers 158F, about 15 minutes longer. Let meat stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Recipe courtesy of the Georgia Pecan Commission

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 396
  • Fat 21g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 130mg
  • Sodium 242mg
  • Carbohydrate 6g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Protein 44g
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