Friday, June 12, 2009

Foodie Friday - The Anatomy of a Killer Sandwich

When is a humble sandwich not so humble? When it's an Asian Street Sandwich created by Guy Fiore of Food Network fame. I stumbled upon this recipe in the July 2009 issue of Family Circle magazine, and knew on the spot that we'd have to give it a try.
See those rays of light that seem to be emanating from this delightful creation??? I'm sure they're no accident, because this sandwich is heavenly.
Thin slices of seasoned roast pork, marinated cucumbers, lettuce, cilantro and a spicy mayonnaise, are all tucked into a lightly toasted club roll.
labeled sandwich
The resulting sandwich is a movable feast that will bring you to your knees in thanksgiving.
I usually have trouble finishing one sandwich. The night we made these I polished off 2 with no problem! (I convinced myself that a second serving was necessary for blogging purposes...I thought it would be a noble thing to obtain better Foodie Friday photos.)
We had half of a leftover teriyaki roast pork loin sitting in the fridge, so I didn't need to prepare the meat. We just whipped up the mayonnaise and marinated the cucumbers. What a great way to use left over pork!
For the cucumbers:
Marinate thinly sliced, peeled cucumber in 1 T. soy sauce, 1 T. brown sugar, 1/4 C. rice wine vinegar, 1/4 C. mirin, and 1 T. fresh minced mint for 10-15 minutes.
For the mayonnaise:
Mix together 1/2 C. mayo, 1 T. oyster sauce, 2T. chili garlic sauce, and 1 t. sesame oil. Let stand for 5 minutes. (Use less chili garlic sauce if you're not a fan of spicy food, but do use at least a little!)
Assemble, enjoy, and then reminisce about it next day with your significant other!
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  1. Those are some exotic ingredients. I don't have half that stuff in my pantry. I guess I'm not very innovative. I've never even hear of mirin before. Do you buy oyster sauce in a jar? How about if I just come over the next time you make this sandwich?

  2. This sounds delicious, Nancy Jane...looks yummy!

  3. Looks good, and you make it sound so tempting! Thanks for the recipe. laurie

  4. Hi Nancy!
    That looks delicious! I have to admit watching Guy late at night makes me wantto get up and eat! It is a very dangerous show!
    With all the gardening your have been doing, I am sure you worked it off in no time!
    Have a great Father's Day weekend..hope you get to see your gkids!


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