Pepper-Crusted Pork Loin

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Appears in Cook's Country October/November 2007

A spicy, savory crust of crushed peppercorns is the perfect adornment for a relatively bland pork loin, but balancing the two elements isn't as easy as it might seem. Cutting the pepper rub with brown sugar, fresh rosemary, and salt helped to deeply season the meat and temper the pepper burn.

SERVES6

TIME1¼ hours, plus 1 hour marinating and 20 minutes resting

Pepper-Crusted Pork Loin

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

A spicy, savory crust of crushed peppercorns is the perfect adornment for a relatively bland pork loin, but balancing the two elements in our Pepper-Crusted Pork Loin recipe wasn’t as easy as it seems. Since lean pork doesn’t have enough fl...

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