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Cuban Pork Sandwiches Recipe

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This recipe for Cuban Pork Sandwiches, by , is from The "I'M NOT A COOK" cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.


Added: Sunday, April 15, 2007


1/2 c. orange juice
1/2 c. lemonade
1/2 c. finely chopped onions
1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. minced garlic
2 Tbsp. dried oregano
2 Tbsp. lime juice

1 boneless pork loin roast (about 2 lbs), trimmed of excess fat
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
French rolls or crusty Cuban rolls
butter, softened
Swiss cheese
Deli Ham
Dill pickle slices

Whisk the marinade ingredients in a medium bowl. Place the roast in a large, resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade. Place in bowl and refrigerate for 4-6 hours, turning occasionally.

Remove the roast from the bag and discard the marinade. Pat dry with paper towels and allow to stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before grilling. Season with salt and pepper. Sear over direct medium heat until well marked, about 10 minutes, turning once. Continue grilling over indirect medium heat until the internal temperature reaches 155, about 35-45 minutes. Transfer to a carving board and cover loosely with foil. Let rest about 10 minutes. Slice crosswise as thinly as possible. (I use my electric knife..it's much easier.)

Just before serving, split the rolls, spread the inside of each roll with butter and grill to toast. Layer each roll with Swiss cheese, ham, pickle slices, and sliced roast pork

If you have a panini maker, grill the sandwiches in it to flatten and grill. If not, flatten the sandwiches on a cutting board with the palm of your hand. Then grill for 30 seconds. Turn the sandwiches and press wiht a spatula. (You can even use a cast iron skillet on top the sandwiches to flatten while grilling.)

Serve warm.




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