Orange-Grilled Pork Sandwiches with Apricot Sauce
Marinaded in mustard, Madeira, orange, and ginger, this recipe proves that open-faced sandwiches aren't just kids stuff.
- 1 lb boneless single-loin pork roast
- 1/2 cup apricot preserves
- 6 Tbs Madeira wine
- 2 tsp Dijon-style mustard
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 1/2 tsp orange zest, grated
- 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
- 4 slices French bread, or Italian bread, 1-inch thick, toasted
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 4 Tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
- In small bowl, stir together preserves, 2 tablespoons Madeira, mustard, garlic and pepper; cover and refrigerate until needed. Place pork in self-sealing bag; add orange juice, remaining 1/4 cup Madeira, orange zest and ginger; seal bag and toss to coat pork. Refrigerate 8-24 hours.
- Prepare banked medium-hot fire in kettle-style grill. Remove pork from marinade, discarding marinade. Grill pork over indirect heat for 30-40 minutes, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 150° F. Remove roast from heat; let rest until temperature reaches 160° F, about 10 minutes. Thinly slice pork and place on toasted bread; top with apricot sauce; sprinkle with onion and cilantro.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board
Serving Suggestion: Wine suggestion: Serve a chilled Chenin Blanc or Viognier.
Cooking Tip: Do not overcrowd pork cuts when sautéing. Leaving space between them will allow them to brown and cook more evenly.
Calories from Fat 79 (20%)
(13%)Total Fat 9g
(14%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Total Carbohydrate 50g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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