A little Cuban dinner in Lemoore

Saw this recipe in my foodnetwork mag a while back and I bookmarked it so I had to try it: Tampa Cuban Sandwiches. Ok so I mostly post Italian treats but I like to try all kind of foods and I have always wanted to make a Cuban sandwich. It was relatively easy, I just had to make the marinade earlier in the day to let the pork shoulder marinate, and then plan for time for it to cook slowly in the oven, as the recipe calls for. My house was filled with the delicious smell of citrus, garlic and pork. That is one of my favorite parts of cooking, filling the house with the best smells, a candle can’t capture that! Once the pork was done it was all about the assembly. It seems funny to stack ham, shredded pork and salami – I mean it all comes from the same animal, but it was key to the authentic flavor. Also grilling it with a press really brought the flavors together, I did not have a press so I put a cast iron fry pan on top of my sandwich. My hubby loved it so much he had a cuban two days in a row after with all the leftovers. My kids even liked it with a few picky modifications, G had no mustard and Fi had hers deconstructed. So if you want a casual dinner that takes you to Cuba and will be a big hit with your diners, give this recipe a try!

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