Columbia Restaurant Cuban Sandwiches and 1905 Salad

August 6, 2008 at 12:51 am 1 comment

The Columbia Restaurant is one of our favorites. It is a special treat for us to go because the closest one is a mere 2 hours away. I was very excited when I found out they have a cookbook. This salad is one of a kind.  The sandwich pairs perfectly with the sandwich, and is even great alone. I just love it!

Ingredients for salad dressing:

¼ C white wine vinegar

½ C Olive Oil

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce

Salt & pepper to taste

1 tsp oregano

2 tsp lemon juice

 

Directions:

 

Mix garlic, oregano, and Worcestershire sauce in bowl. Beat until smooth with a whisk. Add olive oil gradually. Stir in vinegar and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.

 

Ingredients for salad:

 

½ head iceberg lettuce

2 ripe tomatoes, cut in eighths

2 stalks celery, sliced

½ C Swiss cheese, cut in julienne strips

½ C ham cut in julienne strips (can sub turkey or shrimp)

¼ C green Spanish olives pitted

2 tsp grated Romano cheese (I used parmesan)

 

Directions:

 

Toss together all ingredients reserving Romano. Add dressing, toss thoroughly, plate and sprinkle with cheese.

 

Ingredients for Sandwich:

 

10 in loaf of Cuban bread (mine was more like 20 in)

1/3 lb sliced smoked ham

1/3 lb sliced fresh pork ham

¼ lb Genoa salami (I omitted)

4 slices Swiss cheese

Dill pickles (I love pickles so I use a lot)

Yellow Mustard

 

Directions:

 

Slice bread down middle lengthwise. Layer all ingredients on half of the bread in the following order: ham, pork, salami, cheese, and pickles. Spread mustard on top half of bread. Cut into 4 equal sections. Press using a Panini press or a grill pan. If you use a grill pan (which I do) set a cast iron skillet on top of the sandwich so that it presses. Enjoy!

 

Source: Adapted from The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook pgs 55 & 105

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Entry filed under: Salad dressing, Salads, Sandwiches.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. joelen  |  August 6, 2008 at 1:12 am

    Oooh – I love cuban sandwiches and we’re fortunate to live within walking distance to a cuban grocery/restaurant. Thanks for sharing these recipes!

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