Roasted Pork Loin with Grapefruit-Coconut Salsa

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Pork loin is one of our favorite simple but elegant go-to dinners. It’s incredibly easy but looks fancy enough to serve to guests. With spicy Asian flavors, crunchy coconut and peanuts, plus a citrusy grapefruit kick, you won’t even recognize this take on a classic pork tenderoin.

Roasted Pork Loin with Grapefruit-Coconut Salsa Recipe

Serves 4

Pork:

1 tbs olive oil

2 lbs pork loin

1 tsp ground ginger

2 garlic cloves, minced

salt & pepper, to taste

Grapefruit Salsa:

3 tbs shredded unsweetened coconut

3 tbs roasted salted peanuts, chopped

1 medium pink grapefruit, peeled, pith removed, chopped

1 tsp hot chili sauce (sriracha or sambal oelek)

Dressing:

2 tbs fish sauce

2 tbs fresh lime juice

2 tsp dark brown sugar, packed

Preheat oven to 350F. Season pork with ginger, garlic, salt & pepper. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Brown pork on all sides, about 3-5 minutes per side. Place pork in a roasting pan and roast for 25 minutes, or until the temperature reads 130-135F on a meat thermometer. Remove from oven, transfer to a plate or cutting board, loosely tent with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.

While the pork is cooking, combine fish sauce, lime juice and brown sugar in a small bowl. Set aside. Combine grapefruit and chili sauce in a separate bowl. Set aside.

In a small skillet, lightly toast coconut and peanuts until fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Set aside.

Slice pork and arrange on a plate. Top with dressing, grapefruit, and toasted coconut & peanuts. Serve immediately.

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