Grilled Pear Cubano

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Grilled Pear Cubano

Ingredients

  • 4 ciabatta or other crisp-crusted, chewy rolls
  • 4 Pacific Northwest Canned Pears, halves, in juice, drained and juice reserved
  • 1/2 cup Pear Mustard (recipe follows)
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced baked ham
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced Swiss or provolone cheese
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced roast pork, turkey breast or smoked turkey breast
  • 8 dill pickle slices (thinly sliced lengthwise)
  • Oil as needed
  • PEAR MUSTARD
  • 3/4 cup reserved Pacific Northwest Canned Pear juice
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard

Method

Split the rolls and lay them out, cut sides up, on a clean work surface. Thinly slice the pear halves and set them aside.

Spread both halves of each roll with 1 tablespoon Pear Mustard. Top the bottom half of each roll with: 2 slices ham, 2 slices cheese, 2 pickle slices, 1 sliced pear half, and 2 slices pork or turkey. Place the top bun on the pork or turkey and press down firmly to compact the sandwich.

Heat a panini maker, or a heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat. Lightly brush the top and bottom of the rolls with oil. Place the sandwiches in the panini maker or skillet and weigh them down with another pan or sandwich press. Grill until golden brown on both sides, cooked through and hot in the middle.

Remove the sandwiches from the pan and let them stand 3 to 4 minutes before cutting them in half and serving. Plantain chips or carrot slices make a good accompaniment.

PEAR MUSTARD

Put the reserved pear juice in small saucepan over high heat and cook until the volume reduces to about 1/4 cup. Remove the pan from the heat and let the juice cool to room temperature.

In small bowl, whisk together the reduced pear juice and mustard until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use as directed.

Makes 1/2 cup

Servings

Makes 4 servings/sandwiches

Nutrition

  • Calories: 419
  • Fat: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 41mg
  • Sodium: 1458mg
  • Carbohydrate: 47g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g:
  • Protein: 22g

Ingredients

  • 24 ciabatta or other crisp-crusted, chewy rolls
  • 24 Pacific Northwest Canned Pears, halves, in juice, drained and juice reserved
  • 3 cups Pear Mustard (recipe follows)
  • 1-1/2 pounds (48 slices) thinly sliced baked ham
  • 1-1/2 pounds (48 slices) thinly sliced Swiss or provolone cheese
  • 1-1/2 pounds (48 slices) thinly sliced roast pork, turkey breast or smoked turkey breast
  • 48 dill pickle slices (thinly sliced lengthwise)
  • Oil as needed
  • PEAR MUSTARD
  • 3 cups reserved Pacific Northwest Canned Pear juice
  • 2 cups yellow mustard

Method

Split the rolls and lay them out, cut sides up, on a clean work surface. Thinly slice the pear halves and set them aside.

Spread both halves of each roll with 1 tablespoon Pear Mustard. Top the bottom half of each roll with: 2 slices ham, 2 slices cheese, 2 pickle slices, 1 sliced pear half, and 2 slices pork or turkey. Place the top bun on the pork or turkey and press down firmly to compact the sandwich.

Heat a panini maker, or a heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat. Lightly brush the top and bottom of the rolls with oil. Place the sandwiches in the panini maker or skillet and weigh them down with another pan or sandwich press. Grill until golden brown on both sides, cooked through and hot in the middle.

Remove the sandwiches from the pan and let them stand 3 to 4 minutes before cutting in half and serving. Plantain chips or carrot slices make a good accompaniment.

PEAR MUSTARD

In a saucepan reduce pear juice to 1 cup. Cool slightly. Add yellow mustard and mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Makes 3 cups

Servings

Makes 24 servings/sandwiches

Nutrition

  • Calories: 419
  • Fat: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 41mg
  • Sodium: 1458mg
  • Carbohydrate: 47g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g:
  • Protein: 22g

Ingredients

  • 12 Ciabatta or hard rolls, split
  • 1 1/2 cups Pear Mustard*
  • 12 oz. thinly sliced baked ham (24 slices)
  • 12 oz. thinly sliced Swiss or provolone cheese (24 slices)
  • As needed. thinly sliced roast pork, turkey breast or smoked turkey breast
  • 12 Pacific Northwest Lite Canned Pear halves, drained, reserve juice
  • 24 thin dill pickle slices (lengthwise)
  • Oil as needed

Method

Lay Split rolls on a clean work surface. Spread 1 Tbsp. Pear Mustard* on the insides of each roll. Top each roll with: 2 slices ham, 2 slices of cheese, 1 sliced pear half, 1 slice pickle, halved and 2 slices pork. Top with bun top. Brush sandwich lightly with oil on both sides of bun. Grill sandwich in Panini maker or on a flat-top with weight until golden on both sides and cooked through (approximately 2-3 minutes per side). Remove from grill and let sandwich stand 1-2 minutes before cutting in half and serving with carrot slices or plantain chips, if desired.

*PEAR MUSTARD (makes 1/2 cup):

1 1/2 cups reserved Pacific Northwest Lite Canned Pear juice

1 cup yellow mustard

In a saucepan reduce pear juice to 1/2 cup. Cool slightly. Add yellow mustard and mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or until ready to use as directed.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Servings

Yield: 12 sandwiches

Nutrition

  • Calories: 419
  • Fat: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 41mg
  • Sodium: 1458mg
  • Carbohydrate: 47g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g:
  • Protein: 22g