Mario Batali's Pork Loin
An 'Iron Chef' Inspired Dish
In a 9x13 inch glass baking dish, combine brown sugar, cumin, salt and pepper. Coat pork with sugar mixture evenly and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. In a 9-inch cast iron grill pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and when the pan is smoking, add the pork to it. Cook while you prep the rest of the dish. Turn to the other side after it gets grill marks from the griddle. This should take about 12 minutes, per side. Cook until internal temperature is 160. Season with salt and pepper, after you turn pork. Then put on a cutting board and let it rest, while you make the rest of the dish.
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