Totally inspired by an amazing pork sandwich we had on Day 5 of our honeymoon, John and I set out to recreate it at home for dinner last week. I love recreating dishes we’ve eaten out at home. It’s such a fun challenge!
Pork and Arugula Sandwich
2 pork chops, pounded thin
2 cups arugula
2 pieces of ciabatta bread (or any thin artisan bread will do)
1 tbsp. EVOO
Salt & pepper to taste
If you buy regular sized pork chops like we did, pound them out thinner between two pieces of wax paper. Cook in a non-stick skilled with a little cooking spray. Season any way you like though we used salt, pepper, and a little chili powder. Flip sparingly. The chops took about 15-20 minutes, covered with tinfoil for the the last 10 or so minutes .
While our chops cooked with made a little arugula salad (just tossed with lemon juice, EVOO, and salt and pepper) and cut our bread.
Quickie side dish to make while your pork is cooking: sauteed asparagus! Cook your raw asparagus over a few tablespoons of water to soften them, then saute with a tablespoon of olive oil, add salt, pepper, and parmesean cheese and toss!
The finished product was a hearty, fresh, and healthy dinner sandwich! This is definitely going to become a staple in the dinner routine for sure.