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Banh Mi


Banh Mi

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.
Banh Mi
Be still my beating heart, come on this looks pretty damned food right?

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 into 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 into the loaves;
  • Drizzle the fish sauce over the top;
  • Cut into 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 absolute belter – ENJOY!!!

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