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  • Stevehtn
    Former Member
    • Sep 2014
    • 117
    • East TN

    Cuban sandwich

    A Cuban is my favorite sandwich. It's amazing how such a simple sandwich can be so unbelievably good. Of course, it's only as good as the ingredients on it. I've had some that left something to be desired, and others that I imagine are but a taste of what's to come after this life. And of course the pork roast is the foundation of a good Cuban sandwich. So, I'm sitting here wondering what would the same pork roast, flavored with traditional Cuban spices and brine, taste like if it weren't just roasted, but smoked.......
    Hmmmmm, thoughts anyone?
  • bbqoaf
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 755
    • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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    #2
    would be awesome, go for it!

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    • jrobertson50
      Charter Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 123

      #3
      My friends and I did this the other night. We smoked a pork butt to 185 then sliced it. We brined with cuban flavors. made for a tasty sandwidch.

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      • mackdaddy
        mackdaddy commented
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        What were the ingredients of the brine? What and how did you brine it and smoke it and make the sandwich.

      • jrobertson50
        jrobertson50 commented
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        It was my buddies recipe. ill ask him.
    • Stevehtn
      Former Member
      • Sep 2014
      • 117
      • East TN

      #4
      I do believe I'm gonna have to try it soon as I get a chance.

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      • Crunchy
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        • Aug 2015
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        #5
        This thread is making me hungry.

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        • FLBuckeye
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          • Jul 2014
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          #6
          Tampa is the home (along with the Keys)of the Cuban sandwich and is one of my favorites. Cuban bread is unique and is great when pressed.

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          • mackdaddy
            Former Member
            • Jul 2015
            • 264
            • Greencastle, PA

            #7
            That sounds like a winner. When you do it you have share the recipe, because I for one will try it.

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            • 3DJ
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              • Jul 2014
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              • Columbus Ohio
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              #8
              I just had one that had smoked pulled pork in Gatlinburg while on vacation. It was awesome. My wife had it one night then we both had it the next time we went. It was a great place called three jimmys. Great ribs too.

              Jim

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              • Stevehtn
                Stevehtn commented
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                Wow. Thanks for posting that. I only live about 20 miles away from there. The woman works in pigeon forge.

              • 3DJ
                3DJ commented
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                It's a GREAT place. The service "might" be a little slow, but I don't mind that because they are hustling and working hard and the food is good - comfort food. Which I think is great. ( well, it goes beyond comfort food, they had chile lime cole slaw that I would kill for ;-) and of course smoking their own!



                Jim
            • FLBuckeye
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              #9
              Wartface do you have a cuban bread recipe? They use a palm frond here in Tampa when baking it. No preservatives and it tends to go stale quickly

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              • Breadhead
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                FLBuckeye

                Here's a good easy to follow recipe for Cuban Bread.

                https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LwkbH6tjSJg

                That's a good recipe and if you read the comment section of his video people say it's the real deal Cuban bread.

                I personally... Would make a preferment by using half of the flour and an equal amount of water with just a pinch of yeast and let it ferment at room temperature over night. The next day I would add the remaining ingredients and mix it together. Then allow it to proof and then bake it. Long slow fermentation greatly improves the taste of your bread and it extends the shelf life of your loaves too.

                Breadhead...
                Last edited by Breadhead; August 7th, 2015, 11:17 AM.
            • Doc Hazard
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              • Aug 2014
              • 89
              • Houston, TX, and Maui, HI
              • Doc Hazard aka "Jim"
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              #10
              The King Arthur Flour site has a Cuban sandwich recipe, with the bread. May not be totally authentic, but close. For a more detailed discussion of the bread and alternatives (the suggest Jimmy-Johns loaves) see the Three Guys from Miami web site. They should know; lots of interesting recipes there. It's a long link, try this or Google: http://tinyurl.com/nzejgnw

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              • Stevehtn
                Former Member
                • Sep 2014
                • 117
                • East TN

                #11
                I know it's communism, but I use either white hoagie rolls or French bread. Works very well, though obviously not authentic. I will say that, though a sandwich press works good enough, Alton Brown's method of 2 cookie sheets loaded with bricks in a 500 degree oven makes for a much crispier and more authentic sandwich, albeit more headache.

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                • LSUBBQFan
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                  • Feb 2015
                  • 48
                  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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                  #12
                  My interest has been piqued, this sounds amazing.

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                  • Breadhead
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                    @LSUBBQFan

                    Execute it and take pictures...

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