Sandwich Week: Mexican Inspired Banh Mi

August 10, 2011

This Mexican spiced banh mi is the second recipe for sandwich week.  A banh mi is a Vietnamese sandwich made with grilled meat, cilantro, and pickled carrots and daikon.  Some recipes even include pate.  This recipe has the flavors of Mexico but all the traditional Vietnamese components.  The meat is Mexican carne asada which is paired with pickled apples, beets, and carrots.  This is a sweet and spicy sandwich that your friends and family will love.

Mexican Spiced Banh Mi

3/4 pound skirt steak
1 tablespoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon moscado sugar
1/2 tablespoon aji amarillo chili (chipotle powder is a fine substitute, but use sweet
high temp oil for pan-frying (grapeseed or canola work well)
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
cilantro finely chopped (to taste)
1 clove of garlic finely minced
1 teaspoon agave nectar
salt to taste
1 hot chile (aji, jalapeño, Serrano, etc.) sliced thin

For recipe instructions, click below

Mexican Spiced Bahn Mi (Vietnamese Sandwiches)

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