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Banh Mi with Beef (Vietnamese Beef Sandwich)

Category: Main Dishes

Serves: 2 people

Preparing time: 02:10

Cooking time: 00:10



1 each lemongrass stalk, roughly chopped

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp fish sauce

1 tsp garlic, minced

1 tbsp sesame oil

2 tbsp light soy sauce

200g beef steak, rump or sirloin

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 each 12" baguette, cut in half

or 2 rolls

4 tbsp mayonnaise

60g daikon radish and carrot pickle

30 rocket salad leaves

jalapenos, pickled and sliced

1 each large fresh red chilli, thinly sliced

3-4 sprigs fresh coriander

Cooking Method

Step 1

Mix together all the marinade ingredients and rub into the beef steaks. Leave for at least 20 minutes, preferably 1-2 hours or overnight if possible.

Step 2

Pre-heat a frying/griddle pan over high heat. Discard any excess marinade from the beef and add the vegetable oil, rubbing it all over the steaks. Add the steaks to the hot pan and fry for 2 minutes on each side, for medium rare, or cooked to your preference.

Step 3

Remove the steaks from the pan and leave on a plate to rest. Whilst the steak is resting you can assemble the rest of the sandwich.

Step 4

Cut the baguette in half and lightly grill/fry the soft side of the bread in the same pan as the beef was cooked in for 1 minute.

Step 5

Spread 1tbsp of mayonnaise onto each side of the baguette. Divide the remaining ingredients between the bottom halves of each of the baguettes.

Step 6

Slice the beef and top each of the sandwiches adding any juices on top. Place the top of the baguette to finish and serve.

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