New recipes from the film CHEF

Last month I shared the movie poster and trailer for CHEF.

CHEF is expanding to more cities TODAY & you can join in on the fun!

Dreaming of the scrumptious food served up in CHEF?! Now YOU can recreate them in your own home and share with friends and family! To help celebrate the expanding release of Jon Favreau’s newest, mouthwatering comedy, I’m excited to share these awesome recipes created by the remarkable food truck pioneer who helped make those flavorful scenes happen – Chef Roy Choi!


Mojo Pork Cubanos
6 ounces thinly sliced boiled ham
Softened butter, for brushing
Six 6-inch-long soft baguettes or heros, split lengthwise
Yellow mustard, for brushing
3/4 pound thinly sliced Mojo-Marinated Pork Shoulder, or store-bought roast pork
1/2 pound thinly sliced Swiss cheese
3 half-sour dill pickles, thinly sliced lengthwise

Heat a large cast-iron griddle or panini press. Add the ham slices to the griddle and cook over moderate heat, turning once, until browned in spots, about 1 minute. Transfer the ham to a plate.
Generously butter the cut sides of each baguette and toast on the griddle over moderate heat until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the baguettes to a work surface and generously brush the cut sides with mustard. Layer the ham, pork, Swiss cheese and pickles on the baguette and close the sandwiches.
Generously brush the out-side of the sandwiches with butter and set them on the griddle or press; if using a griddle, top the sandwiches with a large baking sheet and weigh it down with heavy cans or a cast-iron skillet. Cook the sandwiches over moderate heat until they’re browned and crisp on the outside and the cheese is melted, 3 minutes per side on a griddle or 3 minutes total in a press. Cut the cubanos in half and serve hot.
Recipe serves 6!

Pasta Aglio e Olio
1 lb dried spaghetti
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
12 large garlic cloves, cut into thin slivers
1 T crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup fresh parsley, minced
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
Sea salt
Ground black pepper
2 lemons
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and add the spaghetti, cooking until al dente, 8-10 minutes. Drain.
Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add garlic and stir frequently until the garlic is golden brown. Add red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
Add the drained spaghetti directly to the pan. Toss until spaghetti is thoroughly coated with the garlic oil.
Remove pan from heat, add the parsley and Parmesan and toss well. Check for flavor and adjust the salt if necessary. Squeeze lemons to taste. Garnish with more Parmesan.


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  1. Roise says:

    The Pasta Aglio e Olio sounds soo good! It reminds me of weekend lunches we had as a kid. I need to get some fresh parsley!

  2. Darlene says:

    Love a great sandwich recipe. The Mojo Pork Cubanos sounds like a tasty dinner. Love the addition of the Pasta Aglio e Olio which with some additional protein could be dinner on its own!

  3. Liz
    Twitter: yesnofilms

    Those both sound amazing!

  4. Anna Pry says:

    i have never made a cuban sandwich but it looks good

  5. Karen Glatt says:

    Both of these recipes look so delicious and I would love to try and make these recipes. I like cooking shows and this movie looks like a good one.

  6. Sherrie C. says:

    Yum! Those Mojo Pork Cubanos sound very tempting and I might have to make these for the family one of these day. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Deborah says:

    The recipes sound delicious! Thank you for sharing them!

  8. Leela says:

    Love the pasta with garlic and olive oil.

  9. Nicole Dz says:

    These are great recipes for a afternoon picnic at the park with family. Love these easy to make recipes.

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