Saturday, February 18, 2017

Greek Grilled Pork Sandwich






     A Hearty Tasty Greek Spiced Pork Sandwich!
     Today's Grecian style Grilled Pork Sandwich is easy to whip up and it cooks fast!  Many people around the world seem to think that the only meat that Greeks are famous for is lamb.  Far more pork and seafood is served in Greece than lamb.  In fact, most Gyro sandwiches in Greece are made with roasted pork and not Kafta style lamb or beef meatloaf donor kebab.  
     Northern Greece offers great pork recipes that are often overlooked by western world chefs.  Today's sandwich recipe is a good example of how traditional Greek spices can wake up the flavor of pork!

     Grecian Grilled Pork Sandwich:
     This recipe yields 1 hearty sandwich.
     The Pork Loin has to be partially frozen to be cut into paper thin slices.  A butcher shop can cut the pork loin paper thin on request.  Asian food market butcher shops usually have paper thin sliced pork loin in stock for Korean Bulgogi.
     Step 1:  Split an 8" Italian Sub Sandwich Roll in half.
     Brush the bread with olive oil.
     Heat a wide sauté pan over medium/medium low heat.
     Grill the bread till it is toasted golden brown.
     Keep the bread warm on a stove top.
     Step 2:  Keep the sauté pan on medium/medium low heat.
     Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil.
     Add 3 cloves of sliced garlic.
     Add 1/4 cup of large diced Bermuda Onion.
     Sauté till the onions start to turn clear in color.
     Step 3:  Add 7 ounces of paper thin sliced pork loin. 
     Add 1 pinch sea salt and black pepper.
     Add 1 pinch of oregano.
     Add 1 pinch of fennel seed.
     Add 1 pinch of cinnamon.
     Add 1 small pinch of allspice.
     Add 1 small pinch of crushed dried red pepper.
     Add 1 pinch of cumin.
     Add 1 pinch of marjoram.
     Sauté till the pork is fully cooked.  (This only takes a few minutes!)
     Step 4:  Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of finely grated Greek Kefalograviera Cheese.
     Add 1 tablespoon of water.  
     Toss the ingredients together, till the cheese coats the pork.
     Step 5:  Remove the pan from the heat.
     Mound the Greek Grilled Pork mixture on the bottom half of the toasted sub roll and place it on a plate.  
     Lean the top half of the sub roll against the grilled pork.
     Garnish the plate with an Italian Parsley sprig, a lemon wedge and a pickle of your choice.

     This simple Greek Grilled Pork Sandwich tastes like no other quickly made street food style sandwich!  The lemon wedge is meant to be squeezed over the pork to add a crisp fresh flavor.  

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