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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, combine safflower oil, soy sauce, fish sauce, ginger, garlic, shallot, palm sugar, and black pepper. Add pork tenderloin to marinade, stir to evenly coat, and let stand 30 minutes.

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  • In a small saucepan, bring vinegar, granulated sugar, and salt to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add carrots and daikon to saucepan, remove from heat, and cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.

  • Preheat grill pan over high heat. Grill pork, turning once, until a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the pork registers 145 degrees, about 4 minutes total. Remove pork from grill and thinly slice.

  • Preheat broiler with rack in upper third of oven. Halve baguette lengthwise and place in oven cut side up. Broil until toasted and brown around edges, 2 minutes.

  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and sambal oelek and spread evenly across bottom of baguette. Top with pate, ham, and grilled pork. Distribute cucumber spears, carrot and daikon pickle, cilantro sprigs, and jalapenos evenly over meats.

  • Close baguette, cut into 4 to 6 portions, and serve.

Reviews (2)

13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2019
I echo the previous comment - it is easily understood and executed. We had one from a Vietnamese restaurant while visiting a son. Such a good combination of flavors, I had to try it at home. And my wife and I could add what we wanted from the ingredients (which is to say, she does not enjoy hot/spicy). In recipes like this, I wonder why coarse salt is specified, since it is being dissolved
Rating: Unrated
09/21/2012
I made this and it was spectacular. Crunchy, spicy, salty and creamy, this sandwich has it all. My baguette was a lighter type and I toasted it to a nice crispy outside while the interior was tender. It would not work as well with a chewy baguette. My son loved it and I'll make this again for sure. I looked up many recipes for banh mi, but this one was the most accesable. I am happy because I am far away from any vietnamese take out places. Thank you!