cuban sandwich anyone making em

Discussion in 'Pork' started by evandostert, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. evandostert

    evandostert Fire Starter

    I love butts but want to try something new. I have just smoked a new recipe garlic lime butt with a chilpolte sauce Wow all I could think about was how good it would be in a cuban sandwich. Any good recipes on here???


    The garlic lime butt was easy.

    Make a simple marinade of sazon, 8 limes,and 1 whole garlic head and a good bunch of fresh cilantro. I marinate using a vacuum sealer and inject the butt with some or the marinade. Smoke away till 200 easy on the smoke we got tons of flavor here.

    I make a sauce with (sorry, I made it to taste no measurements here) mayo,mustard powder,a little sugar,paprika,splash of vinegar and a can of chilpotle peppers in adobo sauce. wow what a subtle kick of heat.
     
  2. phreak

    phreak Meat Mopper

    Cubans are huge here(Tampa area) with just pork,ham, swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on good cuban bread, pressed. IMO if you ad tomatoes, lettuce, or anything else it's not a cuban its just a regular sub.
     
  3. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Never heard of em but they sound Yummy![​IMG]
     
  4. joneser

    joneser Smoke Blower

    I had a damn fine Cuban at Granite City Brewery. I like the Ciabatta it's served on.They don't press them and only toast the inside of the bread. Toasted on the outside tears the roof of my mouth up.
     
  5. shorts

    shorts Meat Mopper

    Love Cuban sandwiches...last time I made one I used my canadian bacon...I know not that close to Cuba!!![​IMG] Then I rolled it in a tortilla!!
    Damn that was good!!!
     
  6. Check out the ingredients in Sazon. I think you'll find MSG. Not a bad thing if you are not allergic but there's lots that are.

    -rob
     
  7. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My two favorite sammies, a Cuban pressed and a Ruben.

    I discovered cuban sammies a few years ago in FL. Put some sliced banana peppers on them as well. The banana peppers seem to work much better than a jalapeno with all the flavors and textures of a cuban.

    I make my own out here. I have only found one place that makes them and it wasn't really a cuban and it wasn't very good.
     
  8. I make em in the grill. One day I'll make a pork Roast on the rotisserie. With the leftovers I make the cuban's, I preheat 2 cast iron pots and a foil wrapped brick. I assemble the sandwich buttering both sides, place one in the fry pan the other pan on top and the brick inside that. I'm about due for one soon.
     
  9. phreak

    phreak Meat Mopper

    that sounds like a great method...one other thing, maybe it's just me but I seem to like the minimalist cubans around here...not loaded with meat and toppings just a thin layer of each meat and not too much condiments. I think a big part of a good cuban is having good cuban bread.
     
  10. Wheres the pictures of all these Cubans for us westerners. Somebody q-view one up!
     
  11. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great idea, pics?
     
  12. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Everybody here knows what bubba would say if he was here...............

    Lets see some pics, please.
     

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