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Rec: Borinquen Jibarito Sandwich
Joined: Nov 15, 2006
Posted to Thread #8154 at 12:35 am on Oct 5, 2007
<b>Borinquen Jibarito Sandwich</b>
The Puerto Rican style jibarito (pronounced hee-bah-ree-to) sandwich was created at the Borinquen Restaurant in Chicago by owner Juan "Peter" Figueroa. Here's my take on making his famous jibarito at home. The plantain "bread slices" for this sandwich are most easily made if you have a large deep fryer, but it can also be done in a deep skillet with oil. I originally saw this made on FoodTV's "Roker on the Road" (episode "On a Roll"). According to the Borinquen website, these sandwiches are known as "emparedado de platano" in Puerto Rico.
1 large green plantain, peeled and sliced lengthwise and in half (4 pieces)
oil (for deep frying)
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup thinly sliced onions
2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1-2 pinch cayenne or dried chipotle powder, to taste
6 ounces shaved shoulder steak (or other tender cut such as flank, or thinly sliced chicken breast meat)
salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 slices American cheese
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
thinly sliced tomatoes or roasted red peppers
1 teaspoon melted butter
1/4 teaspoon roasted minced garlic
1. (Also, you will need 2 heavy cutting boards - rectangular ones work better with the shape of the plantain).
2. Heat oil, then fry the peeled and sliced plantain for 1 minute.
3. Remove plantain from oil, place on a heavy cutting board (if wooden, wrap board in plastic first, which will assist in the spreading of the softened plantain), top with another cutting board, and flatten the plantain between them.
4. Fry the now-flattened plantain in the oil again, until outside is golden and crispy; remove from oil, set aside on paper towels to blot oil, and keep warm.
5. Over medium high heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil together, then sauté the onions until just becoming soft.
6. Add the garlic, cumin, and cayenne (to taste), stir well, then add the meat slices and sauté until browned; season to taste with salt and pepper.
7. Spread mayonnaise on bottom slice of flattened fried plantain, lay down 2 slices of American cheese, then the meat and onions. Top with lettuce and thinly sliced tomato (or roasted red pepper), then the remaining plantain top.
8. Combine 1 teaspoon melted butter with 1/4 teaspoon roasted minced garlic, then brush the top plantain slice with the butter garlic mixture.
9. Repeat steps to make another sandwich.
10. Serve completed sandwiches with Arroz Con Gandules (Yellow Rice With Pigeon Peas).
11. Jibaritos can also made with other combinations of roast pork, white or dark chicken meat, vegetables or ham - don't be afraid to experiment.
12. I've made the sandwich using chicken and substituting roasted red pepper for the tomato, and the taste was phenomenal!
time to make 30 min 10 min prep
Link: Borinquen Jibarito Sandwich
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- 8154. ISO ideas for healthy cooking for one demo..... - Music City Missy - 2:27am on 10/04/07 (25)
- Missy, I'm going to link a post I did for Lee at Gails [drat, it's the Paragraph from Hades...] [LINK] - MarilynFL - 12:10pm on 10/04/07
- ...and you could demo with an electric wok. [NT] - MarilynFL - 2:54pm on 10/04/07
- Marilyn, thanks for reposting this. - Dawn_MO - 3:08pm on 10/04/07
- Yes, thanks a bunch. It's a great guide. [NT] - Amanda_Illinois - 3:43pm on 10/04/07
- This is excellent! [NT] - deb-in-MI - 5:20pm on 10/04/07
- How about teaching how to make boneless chicken breasts - - deb-in-MI - 2:28pm on 10/04/07
- Hi MCM, This is the kind of burner I used at my Farmer's Market [LINK] - Dawn_MO - 3:05pm on 10/04/07
- Thanks everyone - I tossed & turned all night thinking about this.... - Music City Missy - 3:52pm on 10/04/07
- I think sending them home with extra recipes to use with the chicken is great. kinda like - AngAk - 6:35pm on 10/04/07
- We bought a panini maker last year - desertjean - 3:59pm on 10/04/07
- jean, this is an excellent suggestion. I picked up a GF grill for $8 at Habitat for Humanity. - MarilynFL - 4:28pm on 10/04/07
- DH 'won' a panini maker and I have to say it makes **The Best* bacon - deb-in-MI - 5:23pm on 10/04/07
- Deb, I'm going to have to try this. [NT] - desertjean - 11:38am on 10/05/07
- I've been wondering about squish-cooking plantains for this recipe with one. [NT] - Julie R - WA - 12:34am on 10/05/07
- Rec: Borinquen Jibarito Sandwich [LINK] - Julie R - WA - 12:35am on 10/05/07
- ~sits next to Julie and grabs one of these delicious sounding sammies~ [NT] - LisainLA - 12:46am on 10/05/07
- Wow! That sounds wonderful! I have made tostones, which are squished (sp) 2x fried plantains - barb_b - 7:51pm on 10/05/07
- Do most panini pans have ridges, or are they flat? I need a flat one. [NT] - Julie R - WA - 3:47am on 10/05/07
- Most "panini" pans DO have ridges so why not use 2 cast-iron pans? One as top, other as bottom. [NT] - Steve2 in LA - 6:05am on 10/05/07
- I should've said panini "iron" rather than pan. One of the machines rather than stove pan... [NT] - Julie R - WA - 6:23am on 10/05/07
- Ours just has the grill but check out this one from this site [LINK] - desertjean - 11:29am on 10/05/07
- That one *is* nice. It would be good to have both grill & flat pan. For the sandwich the surface... - Julie R - WA - 5:53pm on 10/05/07
- Julie, I think this would work great on a panini - desertjean - 11:36am on 10/05/07
- I think it would work to, but would need a flat pan. Grill marks would make the... - Julie R - WA - 5:56pm on 10/05/07
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