Cumin is tasty. Cumin has a distinct aroma. It goes well on pork! I threw together some basic spices to create a rub to put on a pork loin and slow cooked it.
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 1.5 tablespoons ground coriander
- 5 tablespoons ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground white pepper
- 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- couple of bay leaves ( just throw into the crock pot)
Combine all these together and rub over a loin of pork. I bought a 4-lb piece of pork loin. Before you put the pork into the crock pot for several hours, its best to brown all sides in a pan first–this step seals in the flavors. Once, all the sides are browned, transfer the pork into the slow cooker. The drippings and brown parts at the bottom of the pan can be deglazed with a bit of water. Use this flavorful liquid in the crock pot.
I also cooked red potatoes and carrots with the pork. When the temperature of the pork loin reaches 160 degrees, it is ready to serve! The veggies should be tender and full of flavor.
Sorry, I don’t have any close ups of the pork due to poor indoor lighting. But here’s me preparing the salad with the pork sorta plated…
In addition to the pork, I served a basil bread salad (recipe soon to come). I added some heirloom tomatoes to the basil, which were purchased from Trader Joe’s. The little tomatoes were so cute and so pretty, I couldn’t help but photograph them here.