Cubano Lettuce Wrap

Total Time:
10 min
8 min
2 min

4 servings

  • 8 slices boiled no-sugar-added ham (about 1/4 pound)
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese (about 1/4 pound)
  • 8 slices Mojo Pork Roast, recipe follows
  • 1 kosher dill pickle, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 4 outer leaves Boston lettuce
  • Equipment: toothpicks
  • On a microwave proof plate, layer 2 slices ham, 1 slice cheese, 2 slices roast pork, 1 pickle slice and 1 more slice of cheese. Heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds--just long enough to melt the cheese.

  • Spread 1/2 teaspoon mustard on the inside of a lettuce leaf, top with the layered meat and cheese, and roll it up. Secure with a toothpicks. Repeat to make 4 total.

Mojo Pork Roast:
  • 1 (5-pound) bone-in fresh pork shoulder half (preferably arm picnic)

  • 1 (16-ounce) bottle no-sugar-added Italian dressing (recommended: Paul Newman’s Olive oil and Vinegar)

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 3 bay leaves

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

  • Score the fat and skin on the pork shoulder in a hatch mark fashion. Place the shoulder in a roasting pan lined with a rack, and pour the dressing over it. Rub the shoulder with the remaining ingredients and roast uncovered for 1 hour.

  • Tent the shoulder loosely with aluminum foil and continue roasting while basting occasionally, until the meat starts to easily pull apart from the bone, about 1 1/2 hours more. Transfer the shoulder to a cutting board and let rest for 15 minutes. Trim off any excess fat and cut into thin slices.

  • Yield: 8 servings

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes

  • Cook Time: 2 to 2 1/2 hours

  • Ease of preparation: easy

  • Nutritional Analysis per Serving:

  • Calories: 589

  • Total Fat: 49

  • Saturated Fat: 10

  • Carbohydrates: 3

  • Fiber: 0

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