My husband’s all time favorite food is a good sandwich. Especially paninis. He will eat almost any kind of panini. And seeing that it was his birthday this week, I wanted to make him a special panini and I came across this recipe in the Shortcut Cooking magazine so I knew I had to try it.
I mean just the name of this panini sounds delicious. And the sandwich is fabulous too. Have you ever had pork marinated in orange juice and lemon and lemon juice? It’s totally divine! I’ve never had citrus flavored pork and I probably would have thought it weird before, but trust me, it works. It’s so good.
The recipe for the pork roast is probably enough for 8 sandwiches, but this meat was so good, that I made the 4 sandwiches and the leftover meat was gone in a few seconds, between my husband and my dog. Major competition there, if you know what I mean. When I make any kind of meat in the oven, this dog of mine parks herself in front of the oven and won’t move. She guards that oven with her life. But hey, that’s why I love her. Her quirky personality.
Anyway if you don’t have a hungry dog and a hungry husband, you could actually have some left over pork roast and it will last in the fridge for about 3 days. It would make a perfect dinner served with some easy mashed potatoes or some grilled plantains and sweet potatoes for a true Cuban dinner.
Now if you’re making the paninis, I strongly suggest you use a good Ciabatta bread. It totally makes the sandwich. The cucumber and red onion salad that goes on these paninis, is unbelievably good, you could eat it just on its own.
This is a good panini. It’s so worth all the trouble.