SOURCE: National Peanut Board

December 06, 2012 05:00 ET

Holiday Pork Loin With a Twist

MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - Dec 6, 2012) - (Family Features) Give your holiday dinner a sweet and savory twist with this recipe for Honey Roasted Peanut Crusted Pork Loin. Tender pork rubbed with flavorful spices and rolled in crunchy honey roasted peanuts will be the talk of the holiday table. Get more recipes at

Honey Roasted Peanut Crusted Pork Loin
Makes: 4 servings
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoon olive oil
1 1.25-pound pork tenderloin
1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts, finely chopped

Combine first six ingredients (all the spices, cinnamon through garlic powder) in small bowl, stirring well.

Rub pork loin with olive oil, and then rub with spice mixture, making sure to coat every surface. 

Place pork loin in a large resealable plastic bag and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. 

Before baking, roll pork loin in chopped honey roasted peanuts, pressing firmly to make sure the peanuts stick. 

Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 140°F. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes until internal temperature registers 145°F.

Nutrition information (per serving): 290 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated), 5g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 34g protein, 92mg cholesterol, 416mg sodium

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