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Orange-Grilled Pork Sandwiches with Apricot Sauce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 40 min.
Total: 45 min.
Marinaded in mustard, Madeira, orange, and ginger, this recipe proves that open-faced sandwiches aren't just kids stuff.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 sauteing. Leaving space between them will allow them to brown and cook more evenly.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 397
  Calories from Fat 79 (20%)
(13%)Total Fat 9g
(14%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(24%)Cholesterol 73mg
(13%)Sodium 322mg
(18%)Potassium 644mg
Total Carbohydrate 50g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 29g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(55%)Protein 28g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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