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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Vietnamese Sub Sandwiches- Banh Mi

The Vietnamese sandwich, sometimes called a "bánh mì" sandwich is the result of the influence of the French Colonization in Indochina, using French baguettes, pate and mayo along with Vietnamese ingredients, such as cilantro, chilli peppers and pickled carrots.
In this recipe meatballs are used instead of cold cuts. The meatballs were made and frozen on tray for later use. 

Hot Chili Mayo 
Mix hot chilli sauce into mayonnaise
Add chopped onions
Cover and chill

1 pound of  ground meat.
chopped fresh basil
4 cloves of minced garlic2-3 
green onion, chopped
1 T fish sauce
1 T hot chili sauce like Sriracha
I T sugar
2 tsp corn starch
pepper and salt

Mix all the ingredients together and form meatballs. Bake in a 375 oven until cooked, about 20 minutes.

Pickled Carrots
2-3 cups of grated carrots
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup of rice vinegar 
Mix and let marinade for a couple of hours!

Basil leaves or Cilantro
cucumber cut horizontally into wedges
slices of jalapeños
Pate slices

Slice the baguettes in half. Spread spiced mayo on bread, add pate, meatballs, drained pickled carrots, basil, cucumber and jalapeños 

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