whatzup Dining In- Banh Mi

My second Dining In article appeared in last week’s whatzup. I am really enjoying the opportunity to write about food for the local publication and I’ve gotten a great response from the community too. If you’d like to read it, click <<HERE>>. It features Banh Mi, a Vietnamese Sandwich- recipe below.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound daikon, peeled
  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 (24-inch) soft baguette
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 pound liverwurst
  • 2 fresh jalapeños, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 sweet onion, cut into 1/4-inch rings
  • 3/4 cup packed cilantro sprigs
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts from a rotisserie chicken, thinly sliced
  • Lettuce leaves

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle.

Shred daikon and carrot in a food processor fitted with medium shredding disk. Stir together vinegar, sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and toss with shredded vegetables. Let slaw stand, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat baguette on rack in oven until crusty, about 5 minutes. Cut off and discard round ends, then split baguette.

Mix together oil, fish sauce, and soy sauce and brush on cut sides of bread. Spread liverwurst on bottom layer of bread and top with chiles, onion, and cilantro. Drain slaw in a colander.

Arrange chicken, slaw, and lettuce on cilantro. Spread top layer of bread with mayonnaise and cut sandwich crosswise into fourths.

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