1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts, toasted
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
1/3 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts, toasted
1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup bran flakes cereal (not raw bran)
12 3-ounce mignons pork tenderloin
Freshly cracked pepper
1/2 cup flour
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup virgin olive oil
1/3 cup clarified butter

In food processor, mix nuts, bread crumbs, and cereal. Set aside. Season pork mignons with salt and pepper. Dust with flour, dip in beaten eggs, and then dredge lightly in nut mixture (coating should not be too thick).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large skillet, heat oil and butter over medium heat. Sauté pork until golden brown on all sides and remove from heat.

Finish pork by baking for about 5 minutes (keeps crust from becoming too crunchy). Serves 6.

Green-Apple-and-Tomatillo Relish

1 pound tomatillos, diced
2 cups diced jicama
1 cup diced green apples
5 tablespoons diced red bell pepper
5 tablespoons diced yellow bell pepper
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
Juice of 1 orange
Juice of 1 lime
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Freshly ground pepper

In bowl, combine tomatillos, jicama, apples, and peppers. In separate bowl, combine vinegar, juices, and garlic. Slowly mix in olive oil, stirring constantly (do not use blender, as this will emulsify ingredients, which is not desirable).

Toss tomatillo mixture with dressing and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Is best if allowed to stand for 1 hour.

To serve, arrange 2 pork mignons and a scoop of relish on each plate.