Vietnamese Pork Sandwich (Banh Mi)

    Vietnamese Pork Sandwich (Banh Mi)

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    For best results with this delicious sandwich, if you've got a local Vietnamese bakery get the bread rolls from there.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 4 boneless pork loin chops, cut 6mm thick
    • 4 long bread rolls, split lengthwise
    • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, or to taste
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons chilli sauce with garlic
    • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
    • 1 small red onion, peeled and sliced into rings
    • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced lengthwise
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat the oven's griller without the griller pan. Place the pork chops on the griller pan and set under the griller. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side turning once until browned on each side.
    2. Open the French rolls and spread mayonnaise on the insides. Place one of the cooked pork chops into each roll. Spread chilli sauce directly on the meat. Sprinkle with a little lime juice and top with slices of onion, cucumber, coriander, salt and pepper. Finish with another quick drizzle of lime juice.
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    I personally think that these sandwiches have got to be some of my favourite. However, I got spoiled years a go by a local Vietnamese family restaurant. I would like to offer a few additions to this basic recipe. That is, try adding some sliced jalapeno chilies if you like some spiciness. The local shop also sprinkled some Maggi seasoning sauce. One thing that has been left off of this recipe that I have never seen NOT included is shredded marinated carrots. Finally, consider marinating the pork and charbroiling it. You also might consider pulling out some of the bread inside each sliced half. I know this sounds a bit wasteful, but it will make it much easier to manage and hold all these ingredients/fillings.  -  06 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    286

    needed the carrots to make it authentic: thinly slice carrots then add it to a bowl containing a mixture of some rice vinegar with 1 teaspoon sugar. You can also marinate the onions and cucumbers in this mixture as well. Do this part fist, so it can marinate fully while you are assembling the sandwich.  -  30 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    96

    “This is the BEST sandwich I’ve ever eaten!” said my 10 year old daughter. “Hey, even the hot sauce is tasty” said her 9 year old brother as he tore through another huge bite. No leftovers. Clean plates. No dinner conversation. Just lots of crunching and half-closed eyes while hungry people devoured these wonderful sandwiches. While I had been leery of the hot sauce, the lime juice seemed to magically cut it so that it was indeed not too hot for everyone to enjoy, REALY enjoy! This will go on our list of things to serve company in the future. We prepared all the ingredients for this recipe and then when the meat was ready had fun assembling our own sandwiches. I had purchased a boneless pork loin and had the lean end cut into twelve quarter-inch slices that we broiled. We used whole wheat hot dog buns. While the buns were great for the shape of the cucumber slices, I think a whole wheat hamburger or Kaiser type roll would have held up better to the lime juice. They were so delicious though; no one seemed to mind that their sandwiches kept getting soggy with the extra lime juice we kept squeezing on ?  -  05 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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