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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Guy's "Saigon Subs"

We watched "Guy's Big Bite" on Food Network and Guy made two types of pulled pork. Now I love pulled pork and had to try both of his recipes. This is the Saigon Sub with his picture. I'll write my changes after his recipe!

2-pound pork butt, cut into 4 pieces

Salt and pepper

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons soy sauce

1/3 cup water

1/4 cup chili garlic sauce

1/4 cup ketchup

1/2 cup white vinegar

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 cup white wine

1/2 cup peeled and thinly sliced cucumbers

2 tablespoons olive oil

Italian party hero bread, cut in 1/2 lengthwise

1 cup mayonnaise 3 tablespoons

Sriracha hot sauce

1/4 romaine lettuce head leaves

1 tablespoon minced fresh mint leaves

1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves

Season pork pieces with salt and pepper. Place in a braising pan and add 1/4 cup soy sauce, water, chili garlic sauce, ketchup, and 1/4 cup vinegar. Braise for about 2 1/2 hours, covered, until fork tender. Remove meat with a slotted spoon and "pull" with forks until shredded. Add braising liquid, to taste. Cool.

Mix the remaining 1/4 cup vinegar, brown sugar, wine and the remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Add the cucumbers and marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.

Drizzle the olive oil on the bread. Brown lightly, if desired.
Spread the mayonnaise on the bread and drizzle with hot sauce. Arrange the meat on the bread, top with the lettuce, marinated cucumbers, mint, and cilantro. Slice in half and serve.

This a picture of my "sub" which is clearly an open faced sandwich without the mint, cucumbers and cilantro! We did have the cucumbers the first time that I made it. My change for this was that I roasted roma tomatoes at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes but still have the romaine lettuce and mayo. Oh, and also the kosher dill pickles.

Quite excellent!!!!!

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