almond crusted pork loin with cranberry apple chutney

Ok so my husband and I have started the Paleo diet in an effort to reduce our intake of processed foods and refined sugars and improve our health and lifestyle. We are 1 week into it and not only am I feeling better and losing some weight, but I’m enjoying the fresh foods and planning recipes for our week in one sitting. I have stretched out of the box and prepared new dishes this week that will definitely be some of our family favorites from now on. I thought I’d share one on here and will post several for my own reference. Please forgive the vague measurements but I was ‘improvising’ as I went so I will have to refine the amounts next time I try and re-create this dish. The spiced Chutney makes a wonderful flavor for the holiday season!
Almond Crusted Pork Loin

  • 1 package of thin cut boneless pork loin chops (much thinner than regular pork chops)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 c. coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • about 1 cup whole raw almonds
  • thyme, rosemary, black pepper, parsley

combine beaten egg, coconut milk and honey in a shallow pan

grind almonds in mini food processor until finely chopped, add spices to almond mixture/

sea salt and pepper the pork loin if desired

dip pork loin in egg wash, then coat in almond mixture

place coated pork loin on greased foil lined baking sheet and bake at 450 for appx 15-20 min (cooking time may vary so do not overcook)

Cranberry Apple Chutney

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 granny smith apple, cored and finely chopped
  • white cooking wine
  • white vinegar
  • balsamic vinegar
  • ground ginger, allspice, cinnamon, cloves

 while pork is cooking, heat about 1 cup water in saucepan and bring to low boil

add cranberries and apples and cook until tender

while cooking, add some (appx 2 Tbsp each) white wine, white vinegar & balsamic vinegar along with a dash of all the spices

when apples are tender, pour mix into food processor and blend to desired consistency

spoon chutney onto almond crusted pork loin and serve

I served this dish with olive oil roasted asparagus. Let me know if you try it and love it as much as we did!
 
 

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