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panini filled with seasoned pork roast

Chinese Roast Pork Panini

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Asian


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)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  2. Season the pork with salt and pepper.
  3. 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.
  4. In a small skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 8 minutes.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Recipe Notes:

from Every Day with Rachael Ray April 2009