Soy-Marinated Pork Sandwiches

Photo: Nigel Cox; Styling: Sharon Ryan

Serve with Soba Noodle Salad. Quickly make carrot ribbons with your ­vegetable peeler.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 30 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 279
  • Fat: 7.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Protein: 22.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 32.3g
  • Fiber: 4.4g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Iron: 2.2mg
  • Sodium: 443mg
  • Calcium: 73mg

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste) or 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 12 ounces pork tenderloin, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup shaved carrot
  • 1/4 cup (1-inch) diagonally cut green onions
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) whole-wheat hamburger buns
  • Soba Noodle Salad

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add pork to bowl; toss well to coat. Let pork mixture stand at room temperature 15 minutes.
  2. 2. Preheat broiler to high.
  3. 3. While pork marinates, combine vinegar, 1 teaspoon canola oil, and granulated sugar in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Add carrot, onions, and cilantro; toss to coat.
  4. 4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 teaspoon canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes or until done, turning occasionally.
  5. 5. While pork cooks, place buns on a baking sheet, cut sides up. Broil 1 minute or until lightly toasted. Top bottom halves of buns evenly with pork. Divide carrot mixture evenly among servings. Cover sandwiches with top halves of buns.
Note:

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