Party food sometimes has a reputation for being unhealthy, but that does not have to be the case. Nor should you have to resort to the standard veggie tray platter either. While quick and easy, pre-made party platters are both expensive and impersonal. If you are planning a work party and want to bring a healthy contribution that doesn’t skimp on taste, there are plenty of healthy party food recipes to be found on the Internet. Below is a recipe of a roasted pork sandwich that is delicious and good for you too!
I discovered this recipe on accident when I told a friend to use some of my whiskey as part of a marinade for pork chops. Instead of using a shot, he used half the bottle. They were the best pork chops I ever had. This recipe is a modified version of the marinade my friend made.
The use of whiskey gives the pork a strong flavor, but the presence of the honey keeps it sweet and tangy. If you enjoy the unique flavor of this sandwich, try investigating other recipes for party foods on the Internet. You never know what new favorites you may discover.
4 pounds boneless pork loin
½ cup black pepper
¼ cup rosemary
¼ cup salt
¼ cup Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey
2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
¾ cup Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey
¼ cup chili powder
¼ cup cornstarch
1 cup Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey
2 tablespoons oregano
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 teaspoons paprika
1 ½ teaspoons salt
In a small bowl, combine ¼ cup Tennessee Honey with the red pepper flakes. Let sit one hour.
In a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch, ¼ cup of chili powder and ¾ cup of Tennessee Honey. Heat over medium-low until the cornstarch is completely dissolved, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Meanwhile, combine 1 cup whiskey, ¼ cup chili powder, 1 tablespoon pepper, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, oregano, basil and paprika in a large bowl. Add the red pepper whiskey and the cornstarch whiskey and stir vigorously until thoroughly mixed.
In a small bowl, combine ½ cup pepper, ¼ cup rosemary and ¼ cup salt. Rub this mixture into the pork loin until it is worked in.
Using a brush, rub as much of the whiskey marinade onto the pork loin as possible. Put the pork and the remaining marinade in a 9×13 baking dish, cover, and let sit for at least two hours, rotating the meat at least once. Soaking the meat overnight will produce a better flavor.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees when ready and cook the pork to an internal temperature of 145 degrees. This will take about an hour.
When the pork has cooled, cut it into thin slices using a meat slicer or knife. Place a healthy amount on your favorite sliced bread and top it with a slice of tomato, red onion, some cucumbers and Swiss cheese. Cut the sandwiches in half diagonally, serve and enjoy.