Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Banh Mi- Vietnamese Grilled Pork Sandwich

I have a lot of favorite sandwiches, however B├ính Mi has got to be up the top of the list.  If you haven’t tried Vietnamese banh mi by now, you’ve been missing out on a truly remarkable sandwich.  Vietnamese sandwich is a perfect combination of flavors and textures in every bite.  The pork is marinated in lemongrass and fish sauce, while the carrots and daikon are pickled in rice vinegar and sugar.  Freshness from cilantro and cucumber bring a clean and refreshing element.  And creaminess of mayo with the fiery kick of serrano pepper will tickle your taste buds.  What more could you possibly want out of a sandwich!
Printable Recipe
Ingredients for Grilled Pork Ba'nh Mi Sandwich:
Vietnamese individual-sized baguette bread or regular French baguette bread
Vietnamese lemongrass grilled pork ( see recipe below)
Cucumbers, thinly sliced
Serrano or Jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced
A few dashes of soy sauce, to taste
Spicy mayonnaise. optional ( see recipe below)
Pickled carrots and daikon
Sunny-Side up eggs ( optional)
1. Begin by making your pickling mixture. You can do this ahead of time. Drain well before using on sandwiches.
2. Slice the baguettes open lengthwise, leaving one side of the bread as a hinge. 
3. Spread the inside of each baguette with mayo. Add layers of meat, put in the toaster oven for about 5 minutes. 
4. Then add pickled carrots and daikon, cucumbers, cilantro sprigs, Serrano peppers and sunny-side up egg. Sprinkle with soy sauce and serve.

Spicy Mayo:
1/4 cup mayo
1 tbsp sriracha sauce
*To make the Sriracha mayo, mix together the mayonnaise and Sriracha in a small bowl and set aside
Vietnamese Lemongrass Grilled Pork:
4 slices center-cut pork chops, bone in
2 stalks fresh lemongrass, minced
2 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp light brown sugar
1 tbsp fish sauce
Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
Drizzle of sesame oil
*Marinate pork chops with all ingredients for 2-4 hours. Grilled over hot charcoal, or oven broiler.
Bon appetit!!
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Jin said...

OMG Mai this looks delicious!!! Your pictures are making my mouth water (gross I know, but its the truth).

Yadi I. @ShopCookMake said...

I saw this picture somewhere on the web the other day, and made a mental note to look for it later. I forgot about it, and now here I am. Will be making this soon! Looks mouthwatering delicious. Anything with eggs is my kind of food.

Manu said...

Mai, this sandwich looks amazing! I would gladly eat it right now!!!

Pablo said...

I do not eat or like pork, but this sandwich looks so yummy! =)


Ann @ Housefinally said...

All I can say is YUM!!! Must try this.

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