Cuban Pressed Sandwich

Posted by Wine & Spice on 3/11/2016 to Beef, Pork & Lamb


Makes 2-4 Sandwiches


Ingredients:


2 (1-2lb) Pork Tenderloins

1 Tbsp (divided) Canola Oil

2 Tbsp Adobo Lime Seasoning

Mayonnaise, for Sandwich

Dijon Mustard, for Sandwich

2-4 French Rolls, Cut Lengthwise

4-8 Slices Swiss Cheese, 2 Per Sandwich

4-8 Slices Deli Ham, 2 Per Sandwich

2-4 Tbsp Butter, 1 Per Sandwich


Quick Pickles

1 Lg English Cucumber, Thinly Sliced

1/2 Tsp Devil’s Dust

1/4 Cup White Vinegar

3/4 Cup Water

1 Tbsp Salt

4 Cloves Garlic, Minced

1 Tbsp Sugar

3 Tbsp Onion, Finely Diced



Preparation:


To create these pressed sandwiches you can use a panini press or a cast iron skillet with a press/weight, or a regular sauté pan with another sauté pan pressing down as you cook.


Preheat oven to 350º.


Rub the pork with 2 tsp canola oil each,  then rub in 1 tbsp Adobo Lime into each tenderloin. Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until thermometer reads 145º.


Let cool on counter for 1 hour. Slice into 1/4” rounds.



Meanwhile let us make our Quick Pickles. You can choose of peel or not to peel your cucumbers. I chose to partially peel mine to give them a festive look.



In a small sauce pan combine vinegar, salt, sugar, water, garlic, onion and Devil’s Dust (if you are not a fan of spicy, use a 1/4 tsp). Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes.  



Place your cucumbers in a container and pour the hot liquid over them. Give them a stir and place in fridge for at least 30 minutes or until needed. They will last a week if you don’t use all for the sandwiches.



Now lets assemble our sandwiches:



Spread mayo and mustard on each side.



Now place a slice of swiss cheese on top of each half of the roll, and layer with the sliced pork, plenty of pickles and ham.  



Put halves together and press. I use a lower heat so that the ingredients slowly heat and melt together.



Slice in half and Buen provecho! (enjoy your meal)

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