Miami might have their famous Medianoche sandwich--the delicious Cuban concoction filled with pork, ham, swiss, mustard, and pickles, then pressed until thin and melty... but Seattle has the Midnight Cuban Press from Paseo. Nothing like your traditional Cuban sandwich, Paseo's Midnight Cuban Press is a legend in its own right: succulent roast pork, smoky ham, melty swiss, unbelievable caramelized onions, sweet banana peppers, garlicky aioli, and bright, fresh cilantro. My easy version of the Paseo sandwich includes leftover roast pork (like Kayb's Caribbean Roast Pork), deli ham, swiss cheese, honey caramelized onions, garlic-yogurt spread, and cilantro on a french baguette, pressed to messy, delicious perfection. —Loves Food Loves to Eat
French baguette- halved lengthwise and cut in 2 portions
handful of cilantro
salt and pepper
For caramelized onions: in a skillet, heat EVOO and butter over medium heat. Add onions and slowly caramelize until golden. Take off of heat, and add in honey and a pinch of salt.
For garlic-yogurt spread: whisk together pressed garlic, yogurt, lemon juice, cumin, and a pinch of salt.
For sandwiches: On each baguette half, slather on garlic spread, and layer pork, ham, swiss, onions, and cilantro. Top with other baguette half. Heat big skillet over medium. Place sandwiches in skillet, and press (I press w/a heavy cast iron skillet) for a few minutes on each side, until cheese is melty.
Grab a bunch of napkins, a cold, minty mojito, and dig in!