FLORIDA STYLE CUBAN SANDWICH

I loved this sandwich that I tried when I was teaching at The Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo. It's like a grilled cheese on steroids!

I loved this sandwich that I tried when I was teaching at The Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo. It's like a grilled cheese on steroids!

Makes 4 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 4 submarine-sandwich-type buns or soft crust baguette
  • 2 tbsp grainy mustard
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 lb thinly sliced roast pork or turkey breast
  • 3/4 lb thinly sliced baked ham
  • 2 large dill pickles, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1/2 lb Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • mojo sauce:
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or grated
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce or more to taste

Method

  1. Cut rolls or bread in half lengthwise. Combine mustard with mayonnaise and brush over cut surfaces.
  2. Layer pork, ham, pickles and cheese on bottom piece of bread. Top with remaining bread. Press firmly. Brush both sides with butter.
  3.  Grill in a panini maker until sandwich, pressing down firmly, is browned and cheese has melted. (Or use a grill pan or heavy skillet, pressing down firmly until browned on both sides and cheese has melted.)
  4.  For sauce combine lemon and orange juice in a bowl. Whisk in garlic, cumin, salt, vegetable oil and cilantro. Taste adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve with sandwiches for dipping.

FLORIDA STYLE CUBAN SANDWICH

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