Banh Mi with Pickled Carrots and Daikon

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Source: Kristina Schnitzer

Pre-Notes

    If you don't like fish sauce, you can substitute soy sauce.

Ingredients

    Pickled Vegetables

  1. 3/4 c shredded carrots
  2. 3/4 c thinly sliced European cucumbers
  3. 1/2 c shredded daikon radish, or radish
  4. 2 T unseasoned rice wine vinegar
  5. 2 T sugar
  6. 1/4 t kosher salt
  7. Pork

  8. 1/2 c mayonnaise
  9. 4 T finely chopped green onions, divided
  10. 2 to 3 T sriracha or other chili sauce, to taste, divided
  11. 1 T peanut or vegetable oil
  12. 4 garlic cloves
  13. 1 lb ground pork
  14. 2 T Asian fish sauce, or soy sauce
  15. 1/2 t black pepper
  16. 1/2 t kosher salt
  17. 1 t sugar
  18. 1/2 c chopped fresh basil
  19. finely grated zest of 1 lime
  20. juice of 1/2 lime
  21. Sandwich

  22. 6 small hero rolls or 2 baguettes cut into thirds, split

Instructions

    Pickled Vegetables

  1. In a bowl, toss together carrots, cucumber, daikon, vinegar, sugar, and salt and let stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Pork

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, 1 T green onions, and 1 to 2 T chili sauce, to taste.
  4. Cover tightly and set aside.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Add the remaining 3 T green onions and the garlic.
  7. Cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  8. Add pork and cook, breaking up with a fork, until no longer pink, 7 to 10 minutes.
  9. Stir in 1 T chili sauce and the fish sauce, pepper, salt and sugar.
  10. Remove from heat and stir in the basil, lime zest and lime juice.
  11. Let cool 5 minutes, then add mayonnaise mixture.
  12. Sandwich

  13. Fill bread with pork mixture.
  14. Press the jalapeno, mint and cilantro sprigs into the pork.
  15. Spoon some pickled vegetables onto the sandwiches and serve any extra alongside.

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Serves: 4 to 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Course: Entree,Lunch
Type of Food: Sandwich/Wrap/Panini
Ethnicity/Origin: Vietnamese,Asian
Key Ingredient: Pork
Difficulty: 2 - Medium
Make Ahead: Yes
Prep Method: Stovetop

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