If you love Asian flavors, you’ll love this Chinese Pork Roast Panini made with pork tenderloin that is seasoned with hoisin sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil.
- 1 12- to 16-ounce pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut crosswise into 2 large pieces
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 4 rolls, split (I used ciabatta)
- Preheat the oven to 450F.
- Season the pork with salt and pepper.
- Heat a heavy, medium ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil, then the pork; cook, turning, until browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to the oven and roast until a thermometer registers 150F, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes. Cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
- In a small skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 8 minutes.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the hoisin sauce, honey, sesame oil and soy sauce. Stir in the onion and the pork and it’s juices.
- Preheat a panini press. Divide the pork mixture evenly among the roll bottoms, then cover with the tops. Working in batches if necessary, grill until browned and crisp.
from Every Day with Rachael Ray April 2009