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Super Flavor and Flavor a Super Food DELICIOUS, HEALTHY AND EASY WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR? Delicious walnuts are a versatile ingredient from salads to desserts. According to the California Walnut Board, “Walnuts are unique as one of the most nutrient-dense whole food sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential omega-3 fatty acid in plant foods.” Because of this trait, they were named as a “Super Food” in the 2004 book, “Super Foods” by Dr. Steven Pratt. Walnuts are also known for their high antioxidant activity. In addition, walnuts are so easy. They are widely available year-round, ready to use and are easily stored in the refrigerator or freezer for a long shelf life. Food Walnuts WALNUT CRUSTED PORK TENDERLOIN 1 pound pork tenderloin, cleaned and trimmed 2 eggs beaten with 1 tablespoon water 1/2 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground 1 1/2 cups walnuts, chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil Maple Syrup Walnut Sauce 3/4 cup walnuts, toasted 2 cups pure maple syrup 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons fresh thyme Prepare Walnut Sauce. Add all ingredients to a small pot, bring to a boil and set aside. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Toss together the flour, salt and pepper on a large plate. Cut the tenderloin into two equal portions. Roll the tenderloin in the flour, shaking to remove excess. Beat eggs with water in a shallow bowl. Dip the tenderloin in the egg wash and roll to coat thoroughly. Drain off excess. Roll the coated tenderloin in the crushed walnuts, pressing gently to secure the crust. Set aside for five minutes for the coating to “set.” Heat the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pan. Add the tenderloin pieces and sear well on all sides. Cook over medium heat, turning the tenderloins often to keep the crust from burning. When the pork is just pink in the center, remove from the pan and reserve. Slice the pork on the diagonal and arrange on four plates. Serve with Maple Syrup Walnut Sauce. Recipes and photographs provided by California Walnut Board. More information and recipes can be found at AUGUST 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - August 2008

The Villages - August 2008
Villagers Love the Rollers
Teachers Share Gifts
Sports and Recreation
Night Out on The Links
Brain Exercises
Go & Do: Shopping & Dining Guide
Retail Briefs
Entertainment Briefs
Major Events
Dining Out

The Villages - August 2008