Cubanos

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Koen’s Cubano Sandwich

Koen and I love watching movies about food, so it’s no surprise we like the movie Chef. It’s by no means a perfect film, but it will certainly make you crave a Cubano Sandwich. When we decided to rewatch it this weekend, of course we needed the correct food pairing. We love any excuse to eat a Cubano!

What is a Cubano sandwich? It’s a delicious sandwich made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. I’m so lucky to have a husband like Koen who spent all day baking the bread and preparing the ingredients! The roasted pork was especially delicious – it was slow cooked in the sous vide and then marinated in a homemade mojo sauce. Perfection!

 

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The dough resting in the batard banneton

 

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One loaf for two huge sandwiches!

 

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Step one: The roasted pork

 

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Step two: The marinated ham

 

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Step three: Swiss cheese

 

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Steps four and five: pickles and mustard, before being buttered and pressed on the grill and ready to eat!

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