Beef Banh Mi (Vietnamese)

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READY IN: 4hrs 10mins
Recipe by gailanng

An explosion of Vietnamese flavors and textures: sweet and sour, crunchy and soft. Prep time includes minimum amount of marinade time. Adapted from Canadian Living.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Marinated Flank Steak: In shallow dish, whisk together fish sauce, soy sauce, vegetable oil, sugar, sesame oil, garlic and pepper; add steak, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours up to 24 hours.
  2. Pickled Carrot and Daikon: Meanwhile, in bowl, toss together carrot, radish, 1 tbsp of the sugar and half of the salt; let stand until softened and pliable, about 10 minutes. Rinse under cold water; drain and return to bowl.
  3. Whisk together vinegar and remaining sugar and salt; let stand until dissolved. Pour over carrot mixture; cover and refrigerate, turning once, for 1 hour or for up to 2 days. Drain well.
  4. Drain steak, discarding marinade. In large ovenproof skillet, sear steak over medium-high heat for 2 minutes per side. Transfer to 400°F (200°C) oven; cook until medium-rare, 5 to 8 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool slightly; cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.).
  5. Transfer to cutting board and tent with foil; let stand for 5 minutes before thinly slicing across the grain.
  6. Spread cut sides of rolls with mayonnaise; spread pate or liverwurst over bottom halves. Layer the beef, cucumber, carrot mixture, cilantro, jalapeno and a slight splash of soy sauce in buns.

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