Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pork En Fuego - as seen on The Tonight Show

Scene from The Tonight Show

Pork En Fuego
Courtesy Guy Fieri

1 pound Pork Tenderloin, silver skin removed, sliced into 1" rounds
3 Strips bacon, sliced into ½" pieces
1 ½ teaspoons Cayenne pepper
1 ½ teaspoons Cumin
1 ½ teaspoons Granulated Garlic
1 ½ teaspoons Basil
1 ½ teaspoons Oregano
1 ½ teaspoons black pepper, (freshly cracked)
1 ½ teaspoons Paprika
3 teaspoons Thyme
½ large yellow onion, diced (¾ cup)
1 ½ Tablespoons garlic (minced)
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 ½ Cups Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/3 Cup hot cherry peppers, chopped
1 cup chicken stock (low sodium)
1 Tablespoons Worcestershire
½ cup Cabo Wabo Tequila
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
½ cup green onions, sliced thin
1 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 ½ Tablespoons basil, julienned
4 Ciabatta Rolls (split, spread with garlic butter and grilled)
8 pieces Havarti Cheese

Combine dry spices and rub on pork slices. Set aside. In a large sauté pan, over medium high heat, cook bacon until just crisp. Add in onions, sauté until lightly caramelized, add in pork, garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for about 4-6 minutes, turning pork as needed. Deglaze with tequila, add in tomatoes, hot cherry peppers, Worcestershire, remaining stock and let simmer for 5-6 minutes to finish pork and combine flavors. Add butter, half the green onions, cilantro and basil. Add salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste. Serve immediately, piling over bottom of roll, topping with cheese, capping with top, offset... garnish with remaining green onions.


Yield: 8 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Ease of preparation: Moderate

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