Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is a great-tasting sandwich! If you love sate anything, this is the sandwich for you.
- 1 small onion, thinly sliced
- 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, smashed
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1⁄3 cup peanut oil or 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
- 1 1⁄4 lbs lean boneless pork loin, cut into 8 slices and pounded very thin
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 8 7 inch pita breads
- 2 bunches watercress, stems removed
- 6 spring onions, trimmed,thinly sliced on the diagonal
- Make the marinade: In a large bowl, combine the onion, ginger, garlic, lime juice, soy sauce and sugar.
- Whisk in the oil in a light stream.
- Stir in the crushed red pepper and the black pepper.
- Add the pork to the marinade, turning to coat completely.
- Set aside for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Make the peanut sauce: In a small bowl stir together all the sauce ingredients.
- Whisk in 1 ½ tblsps of water and set aside (make sure sugar is dissolved).
- Light a grill or preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
- Wrap the pitas in foil and warm them in the oven for 5-10 minutes, until pliable.
- Remove from the oven but do not unwrap.
- Remove the pork from the marinade and grill the slices, in batches if necessary, until just cooked through, 1-2 minutes per side.
- Transfer to a plate.
- Lay the pitas on a work surface.
- Spread each one with about 2 tsps of the peanut sauce and cover generously with watercress.
- Place a slice of pork off to one side on each pita.
- Top the meat with some spring onion slices.
- Fold the pitas in half and wrap in aluminum foil.
- Serve immediately.
Made as written for a fellow Goddess of ZWT-9 (or at least I thought it was). My Story: As I browsed recipes ck'ing for ingredients I knew I could find here in Iceland & got down to pita bread, I was good-to-go w/this recipe - EXCEPT I had overlooked a keyword - WRAP. W/the recipe essentially done & assembly in progress, I read "Fold the pitas in half". So I'm thinking - Fold? How do you fold pita bread? It was only then that the WRAP word cleared the fog in my brain. Pita bread in Greece must be a tortilla! Duh! It was way too late to overcome my error, so we dined & enjoyed my version. DH said "It is messy, but good!" Ev will say "It is what it is." What can I say besides thx for sharing this tasty recipe w/us. :-)
Wow! This is full of flavor. I did not have time to marinate, but simply threw the marinade ingredients in the frying pan with the pork (using only 2 T. oil). I also made a few minor ingredient substitutions for what I had on hand. It is fairly simple to make and adds a unique flavor to dinner. Will definitely be making again! Thanks for posting.
yum yum yum yum yum!!!! We loved this! My two girls ate every bite I put in front of them and asked for more!