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Vertigo
03-05-2011, 10:44 PM
Hello Chaps,

Tonight, for an early and easy dinner, we decided to convert one of my favorties--curry crusted pork loin--into a quick sammich, and I figured in the best interest of my fellow foodies I might bring the camera into the kitchen.

The Victims:

Two fat pork loin steaks, primed for the pan. I seasoned them with kosher salt and cracked black pepper, smeared them with a paste of horseradish and mustard, and then dredged them in a mix of bread crumbs, yellow curry powder, cinnamon, cayenne, salt, and pepper.

http://www.souppilgrim.com/orglif/pork01.jpg

While letting the steaks rest, I got the cast iron skillet preheated in a 350 oven, then onto the gas.

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Once the crust was formed, into the oven to finish cooking. In the mean time, a crusty loaf of artisan bread demanded attention:

http://www.souppilgrim.com/orglif/pork04.jpg

The pork resting after it's harrowing adventure in the oven:

http://www.souppilgrim.com/orglif/pork08.jpg

First cuts. I can only blame the blurry picture on the shaking of my hands, as I became much more focused on eating than photography. Pork is a bit more done than I like, but a bit less done than the girlfriend likes. A compromise, I suppose.

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An unflattering shot of the sandwich being built. There's little need for much besides the pork, so I stick with a bit of mayo on one slice of bread, and more of the horseradish and mustard blend on the other:

http://www.souppilgrim.com/orglif/pork06.jpg

And finally, assembled and ready to eat. The salad is more of last nights dinner: cabbage, spinach, carrot, onion, cilantro, chopped nuts, and dry Ramen noodles with a dressing of sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, honey, soy sauce, a splash of lemon juice and zest.

http://www.souppilgrim.com/orglif/pork07.jpg

Thanks for looking!

Pensacola Tiger
03-05-2011, 10:49 PM
Makes me hungry even though I just finished dinner. Thanks for sharing!

Vertigo
03-06-2011, 01:13 AM
Makes me hungry even though I just finished dinner. Thanks for sharing!

Grown up shake-n-bake. I'm easy to please. ;)

PierreRodrigue
03-06-2011, 11:32 AM
Looks tasty, crap, now I gotta get a sammich.

obtuse
03-06-2011, 03:29 PM
Mmm... pork... it looks really good. Thanks for sharing!