Easy Banh Mi Recipe
Here's an an easy banh mi recipe for you to try out, but first you're wondering what banh mi is? Banh mi is a Vietnamese baguette-styled sandwich. Though banh mi is flexible as far as the vegetable content, the most noticeable characteristic of banh mi is the seasoned pork. A banh mi sandwich is not a difficult sandwich to put together at all. All you need are the right ingredients and creating banh mi is less than a fifteen minute task.
Ingredients you'll need:
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of distilled white vinegar
- 1/2 cup of julienned carrot
- 1/2 cup of julienned daikon radish
- Kosher salt
- 1 tsp. of vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp. of chopped onion (very fine)
- 6 oz. of ground pork
- 1 tbsp. of roasted pork seasoning
- A pinch of garlic powder
- A pinch of black pepper
- Mayonnaise (optional)
- 8 slices of Vietnamese pork
- 8 slices of either salami, ham or turkey (Vietnamese-style)
- Soy sauce
- Cilantro (optional)
- A thin slice of cucumber (length wise)
- Black pepper
- Asian-style chili oil (optional)
- The Slaw. Take a pan and mix the water, sugar and vinegar together. Let them reach their boiling point. Pour the mixture into a bowl and let it cool off. Add the julienned carrots, daikon and salt. Mix it up well and chill in the fridge.
- The Pork. Pour the oil into a skillet. Throw on the onions and let them cook until they begin to lose their firmness. Add the pork and the seasoning. Drop your pinches of garlic and pepper. Let them cook for about three minutes. Make sure everything is mixed well. Turn down the heat.
- Prepping the baguette. Preheat your oven for 400 degrees. Slice open the baguette and let it sit in the oven until it gets crispy and brown. When the baguette is ready, add the mayo, cilantro and your choice of meat. Throw on some soy sauce and the Asian-style chili oil if preferred. Finally, slop on the seasoned pork. You can choose to eat the slaw on the side or throw it into the sandwich.