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Cubano Sandwich with Kurobuta Pork and Ham

Cubano made with Snake River Farms Pork. After Facebook Live in August 2017
The eclectic Cubano brings together a host of special, specific flavors to create a whole greater than its parts. Try the marinated Kurobuta Pork Loin, exquisite Kurobuta Ham, pickles and mustard just once and you'll realize why it has its own cult following.


1 Snake River Farms Pork Loin
1 Boneless Kurobuta Half Ham
Kosher Salt
Black Pepper
1 Jar Dill Pickles
1 Cup Yellow Mustard
1 tsp Honey
Sliced Italian Bread
Sliced Swiss Cheese
1 Tbsp butter (softened)


3/4 Cup Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Orange Zest
1 Cup Orange Juice
1/2 Cup Lime Juice
1/2 Cup Cilantro (chopped)
2 Tbsp Fresh Mint (chopped)
5 cloves Garlic (minced)
1 tsp Fresh Oregano (chopped)
1 Tbsp Ancho Chili Powder
2 tsp Cumin


In a bowl, mix olive oil, orange zest, orange juice, lime juice, cilantro, mint, garlic, and oregano.

Liberally season pork loin on all sides with salt, pepper, the ancho chili powder and cumin. Let the seasonings sit on the meat for 20 minutes then put in a ziplock with the marinade. Refrigerate pork in the marinade for at least four hours, but preferably overnight.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place loin on a rack within a roasting pan. Roast the pork for about 1 hour until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Let the pork rest 10 minutes while heating oven to 500 degrees. Place pork back in oven for 5 minutes. Remove and slice.

Slice ham thinly from half ham. Cook on medium high heat in a heavy skillet until sear marks are present and ham is heated through.

Spread mustard liberally on two slices of bread. Layer sliced ham, sliced pork, cheese and pickles inside the sandwich. Butter the outside of the bread. Grill sandwich in a skillet at medium high heat.

If you have a panini press, use it to great effect here. If not, place a smaller pan on top of the sandwich as it grills to press it down. Grill both sides until golden and cheese has melted.

Serve immediately.

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Snake River Farms is celebrated world-wide by chefs and connoisseurs. Our family-owned business is focused on creating the most delicious beef and Kurobuta pork available.

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