This is inspired from a recipe posted on turnersouth.com. I wasn't sure about it, but DH really wanted to try it. It is the best piece of pork I've ever eaten and am putting it here so that I never ever lose the recipe!
It's so simple that even the most tender chef can't make a mistake on this one.
It may seem like a lot of pepper, but when it's cracked instead of ground the flavor is completely different. I actually HATE pepper on my meat, so trust me, it's not too much.
*RECIPE UPDATE AUGUST 2006*
In a March 2006 "Cook's Illustrated" magazine gave a great way to reduce the "heat" when using peppercorns. I haven't tried it, but put the method here for safe-keeping and future use in this recipe. I've made a few tiny changes.
***REDUCING HEAT IN PEPPERCORN RECIPES*** To do this take equal amounts of peppercorns and olive oil, (they used 5T each) PLUS 1.5 Tsp additional olive oil and 2 teaspoons kosher salt. Then heat peppercorns and oil in small saucepan over very low heat until faint bubbles appear. Continue to cook at bare simmer, swirling pan occasionally, until pepper is fragrant, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. If you prefer an even lower heat, milder pepper flavor, drain the cooled peppercorns in a fine-mesh strainer and then toss them with 5 tablespoons of fresh olive oil.