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Cuban Panini

Tender citrusy, garlicky roast pork is layered with pickles, ham, Swiss cheese and a slathering of grainy mustard and sandwiched between crusty bread.

We had a bit of Mojo Marinated Pork leftover, and I thought it would be nice to use it to make delicious Cuban panini.

Cuban Panini

To make the panini, first I preheated my panini press. While it was heating up, I sliced open 2 big pieces of crusty ciabatta bread and slathered the insides with grainy mustard. I added a layer of dill pickle slices on the 2 bottom slices. I topped that with a layer of the shredded Mojo Marinated Pork, a layer of sliced ham and a layer of sliced Swiss cheese. I closed the sandwiches up and wrapped them both with aluminum foil.

I cooked them in the panini press until they were nice and warm and the pickles created a nice steam that permeated the pork. The meat was nice and warm and cheese (although it doesn’t look like it in the photo) was nice and melty.

This was a great way to use up the leftover pork. You could use any roast pork, but these flavors work really well here.

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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