This is a stunning recipe. I guarantee you will all love my version of the infamous Vietnamese sandwich, Banh Mi. I created this for our trip to St John’s Island with our usual gang of friends. Lets knock up something different for the trip, I thought. And that is exactly how this recipe came in in to being.
This made up two big loaves of delicious Banh Mi. This fed quite a few on the day, but was soon gone. It was cracker, and I don’t mind saying that myself. Here we go, to make this beauty of a dish you will need;
- 2 crusty loaves;
- 1 think sliced Chinese cabbage;
- 2 tablespoons of finely chopped garlic;
- 1/2 a pack of salted butter;
- Sea salt & cracked black pepper;
- 1 pork knuckle cut in to bite sized pieces (I grabbed this from Cold Storage);
- 2 packets of duck rillette;
- 2 packets of roughly chopped coriander; and
- Fish sauce.
- In a big pan throw in the butter, garlic, salt, pepper and cabbage with a little oil too;
- Cook that slowly until the cabbage starts to wilt and then take that off the heat;
- Cut the loaves lengthways, but not all the way through;
- Open them up and then grill both sides until nice and crispy;
- Mix the pork meat with the duck rillette;
- Add in the cabbage mixture;
- Add in the coriander;
- Mix it all through;
- Spoon that mixture equally in to the loaves;
- Drizzle the fish sauce over the top;
- Cut in to bite sized pieces and serve.
So there you have it. My version of Banh Mi. I think you’ll agree that it looks damned good. Believe me the taste was on par. So very easy to make, so very exceptional outcomes. You really should give this one a go. It is an absolutely belter – ENJOY!!!