Friday, May 1, 2015

Chef


We had a little rain this week, and to me, there's nothing better than enjoying the sounds of a thunderstorm while curled up on the couch with a glass of wine and great book or movie. Chef is an fun, feel-good movie, and Jon Favreau had me craving a hot pressed sandwich by the end.

If you're not interested in watching a movie tonight, you can still get your fix by cooking up this Cubano Sandwich recipe, created by chef Roy Choi specifically for the film.

What You'll Need:
6 oz thinly sliced boiled ham
Softened butter, for brushing
6 six-inch soft baguettes
Yellow mustard, for brushing
3/4 lb. thinly sliced store-bought roast pork
1/2 lb. thinly sliced Swiss cheese
3 half-sour dill pickles, sliced lengthwise

Directions:
  1. Heat a large cast-iron griddle or panini press. Add the ham slices to the griddle and cook over moderate heat, turning once until browned in spots. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Butter the cut sides of each baguette and toast on the griddle over moderate heat until slightly browned. 
  3. Transfer the bread to a work surface and brush the cut sides with mustard. Layer on the ham, pork, Swiss cheese, and pickles, then close the sandwich. 
  4. Generously brush the outsides of the sandwiches with butter and set them on the griddle. Press them and cook for about 3 minutes. They should be browned and crisp on the outside and the cheese should be melted.
  5. Cut the sandwich in half and enjoy!

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