Monday, August 6, 2012

A Sweet & Tangy Cuban Sandwich

Have you ever had a dream so real, that you actually woke up and thought it had happened? Well this sandwich is a product of just that. A Cuban with a bit of a twist. If you're not up for cooking the Cuban pork, you can buy packaged cooked pork in the meat section of your local grocer, but it's not going to have the same Cuban flair unless you season it a bit. Hope you enjoy!

Cuban Pork Roast:

5 to 6 pound Pork shoulder Roast (Butt)
1 tablespoon adobo Seasoning (Goya is a good brand)

Cuban Marinade, known as Mojo
6 garlic cloves, smashed into a paste (use a wide knife blade) 
2 tablespoons garlic
2 teaspoon cumin powder
2 teaspoon dried oregano (Mexican preferably)
¼ cup orange juice 
¼ cup lime juice

Mix all marinade ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
Wash roast, pat dry with a paper towel and rub with the adobo. Place in a glass or plastic bowl and pour marinade over meat. Place in the refrigerator to marinade for at least 2 hours and up to overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place roast in a non reactive roaster or baking pan and cook for 2 ½ to 3 hours.When done, pull pork apart using forks. Store leftover pulled pork in a container for other meals. Freezes well.

For the Sandwich:
Whole grain buns

Pulled pork, as desired
Thick slices of smoked ham
Pepper Jack Cheese slices
Honey mustard for a twist or regular prepared mustard
pickle slices
and people who love to eat!

 Build your sandwiches and serve with a side salad.

 Muy bueno!

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