Cuban Sandwich- Help me floridians
My wife moved from S Florida to San Francisco and apparently you can't find a decent Cubano in this area. So I will make them instead. What kind of Ham, Mustard, pickles and cheese? And what is a good pork recipe. I want them to taste as much as possible like the ones in south Florida.
Having moved to Western Canada from Miami many years ago, I understand the need for a good Media Noche. I hope someone can recommend a good substitute for the soft sweet Cuban bread. I have just used an Italian or French bread with plain yellow mustard, dill slices and Swiss or Gruyere cheese, along with the roast pork, pressed in a sandwich press or cast iron skillet pressed down with a brick.
I marinate a cheap 4-6 pound pork shoulder roast overnight in:
1 tsp ground oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1 cup dark rum (optional)
1 cup fresh orange Juice
1 cup fresh lime juice
3 T. olive oil
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
One issue is the bread. Regular French baguette will not do, the crust is too crisp. There is a good recipe for Cuban bread in Steve Raichlen's Miami Spice.
Look around epicurious,as there is a good recipe there, also search the Fl board as this was a recent topic.