Located quite a distance from the 23rd parallel, my island is right there, through the living room, just beyond the French doors, and situated about two-thirds of the way from the wall in my humble kitchen.
This is the place where my fan club, my girls and the occasional guest, get to see the real me.
Question: What's a sandwich that takes two days to make gonna taste like? Answer: It better be something great! Well folks stick around for two episodes and you will see that this work won't disappoint..
Start with a base veggie mixture that is used during the long braising process. Coarsely cut two cubanelle peppers, two Poblanos, four celery stalks, six cloves of garlic, four small ripe tomatoes, and an abundant bunch of Italian parsley. Season with salt, pepper, cayenne, ground corander, ground cumin and saute for two minutes. Then add two cups of water. Cook for two more minutes, then add the smoked pork shanks . Wondering where I picked those babies up ? The meat market on Arthur Avenue. Braise the smoked pork shanks until they are very tender and fall off the bone. Cool and refrigerate over night in their own jiuces and cooked vegetable base so that the flavors develop even further..
The day after, the vegetable base and juices will be pureed into a rich sandwich spread that will be used to coat the bread slices.