Caridad Community Kitchen was part of the Iron Chef event in Tucson in July, 2013. Chef Jon and Chef Abby prepared some mouthwatering recipes for demonstration. The recipes are “Courtesy of Caridad Community Kitchen”, except for the Fresh Pasta Dough, which is courtesy of Chef Zac Bentzel, who was kind enough to share his recipe.

3 ¼lbs. Whole pork loin
15 Each garlic cloves
¼ Cup Canola oil
1 TBsp. Thyme
2 Tbsp. Salt
½ Cup onion
2 Tsp. Pepper

Trim pork loin as needed of any excess fat.

Place oil, salt, pepper, garlic cloves, thyme, and onion in the food processor and puree to a smooth paste.

Rub the garlic paste on the pork loin evenly.

Heat your oven to 425°.

Place the garlic-rubbed pork loin in the oven for 15 minutes.

Turn the oven down to 300° and cook for an additional 35-40 minutes and until the internal temperature of the pork loin is 145°.

Remove pork from oven and allow it to rest on the counter for 10 minutes.

Slice into 1” thick pieces and enjoy!