Friday, January 30, 2009

Bánh Mì

My love for bánh mì and a marinade from Cooking Light, seen on Elizabeth's blog.

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound flank steak, trimmed
  • sliced fresh jalapeños, shredded carrots, and cilantro
  • baguette
  1. To prepare steak, combine first 6 ingredients in a large flat dish. Add steak; cover and marinate in refrigerator 20 minutes, turning occasionally.
  2. Prepare grill or broiler.

  3. Remove steak from refrigerator; discard marinade. Place steak on grill rack or broiler pan lightly coated with oil; cook until desired doneness.

  4. Slice steak against the grain; pile on baguette with veggies. Top with fish sauce or a combination of fish sauce, fresh ginger, garlic, rice vinegar, lime juice, and sugar.

Notes: These were delicious, but I probably won't make them again. Why? Because we are lucky enough to be able to purchase bánh mì from many nearby Vietnamese-owned restaurants for about $2.50 each. If I didn't have that option, I would be making this often.

Tim's Rating: 9/10
Liz's Rating: 9/10


Anonymous said...

WHOA! That looks SOOOO delicious! TOTALLY trumps my sandwiches. ;)

Mary Ellen said...

This looks really good. My dad and sister just returned from a trip to Vietnam and asked me to cook some food for them. I have been looking for good recipes and am starring this one in reader!

Maria said...

What a mighty sandwich!! I love your photos!!

Joelen said...

I love picking up banh mi at the local northside Chinatown area by me... and its been ages since I made them at home. I'll have to try this out soon!

Melanie said...

The photos are gorgeous - that alone tempts me to make these, especially since I can't get banh mi anywhere near where I live.

elly said...

I love the flavors in this sandwich so much. Great pics!

WeezerMonkey said...

I love banh mi. I'm so glad that you have access to them, too. :)

KMAYS said...

What an interesting thing to make at home! I guess I always figured (like you said) that it's almost cheaper to get them from a banh mi place. I still haven't found great Vietnamese food here....

Erin said...

Ooh, I love love love banh mi! There is a place right around the corner from our condo that has amazing ones, and they're cheap like you said. I don't know if my hommade ones would ever measure up, but it must have been fun to try. They look totally authentic!

Aubrey West said...

I haven't tried any Banh Mi yet. I'm glad that you posted it here. I'm looking forward for more of your healthy food recipes. Thanks!