Puerto Rican Pork Sandwich with Picadillo Salsa and Fried Plantains

Recipe Details

1 Pork Tenderloin

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 ripe plantain

2 cups vegetable oil

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin

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1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon allspice

2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon smoked hot paprika

1 tablespoon Brown sugar

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 tablespoons diced roasted red peppers

2 tablespoons diced garlic stuffed olives

1 tablespoon capers

2 tablespoons chopped golden raisins

1 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

1 tablespoon olive oil

Step 1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Step 2
Combine ingredients cinnamon through brown sugar to make a seasoning rub
Step 3
Trim excess fat from pork tenderloin
Step 4
Rub pork tenderloin with the seasoning.
Step 5
Heat oven proof skillet on stove top.
Step 6
Add 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Step 7
Add pork tenderloin and sear on all sides.
Step 8
Place skillet in oven and bake 18-20 minutes until internal temperature is 145 degrees
Step 9
Let rest 5 minutes.
Step 10
While pork is baking, make picadillo salsa. Combine red peppers through olive oil for salsa in mixing bowl and set aside
Step 11
Heat 2 cups vegetable oil in skillet on medium high heat.
Step 12
Peel plantain and cut in half horizontally. Cut each half into 4 thin vertical slices
Step 13
Fry plantain slices until golden brown. Remove from oil drain on paper towel and salt.
Step 14
Combine mayonnaise, chili powder, and cumin
Step 15
Thinly slice pork tenderloin
Step 16
Toast sandwich roll
Step 17
Place ¼ of the sliced pork on bottom of each bun
Step 18
Place 2 fried plantain slices on pork.
Step 19
Top plantain with 2 Tbsp salsa
Step 20
Spread 1 Tbsp of seasoned mayonnaise on the top of each bun and serve

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