Pepper-Crusted Pork Loin with Sweet Heat Sauce

Preparation info

  • Serves

    eight to ten

    • Difficulty


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Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

By Tom Fitzmorris

Published 2018

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As the Chinese have known for ages, sweet heat is a wonderful flavor effect. The sweetness in the sauce balances an otherwise over-the-top degree of pepper heat in the dish, resulting in greatly heightened flavor. You can use either pork tenderloin or pork rib loin for this dish. The latter is better if you’re cooking on the outdoor grill.

I will always associate this dish with Hurricane Katrina. I made it up the weekend before the storm hit. Then, after my family and I were evacuat