Simple Exotic Recipes, The Bahn Mi Sandwich
Welcome to my delightful world of simple and scrumptious sandwiches! Whether you're a culinary expert or a novice in the kitchen, there's something undeniably satisfying about crafting a mouthwatering sandwich with just a handful of ingredients. From picnics in the park to on-the-go adventures, these handheld delights have been a loyal companion, making taste buds dance and hearts sing.
In this blog, I'll unlock the secrets to creating an exotic delectable sandwich that is not only easy to make but also perfect for those wanderlust souls. Whether you're planning a road trip, a hike in the mountains, or simply seeking a quick and wholesome meal, I've got you covered. So, make your shopping list, don your chef's hat (if you fancy), and let's embark on a journey filled with the delightful simplicity of the Bahn Mi sandwich!
The Bahn Mi sandwich is a delicious Vietnamese sandwich that I absolutely crave (my mouth is watering right now) typically made with various proteins, vegetables, and condiments. Here's an easy Bahn Mi sandwich recipe using chicken:
For the Chicken:
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
For the Sandwich:
- Baguette or French bread rolls
- Pickled carrots and daikon radish (store-bought or homemade)
- Fresh cucumber slices
- Fresh cilantro leaves
- Fresh jalapeño slices (optional, for some heat)
- Sriracha or other hot sauce (optional, for extra spiciness)
1. Marinate the Chicken:
In a bowl, mix together the soy sauce, fish sauce, minced garlic, brown sugar, and vegetable oil. Add the sliced chicken to the marinade and toss to coat. Cover the bowl and let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes, but preferably 1 to 2 hours for maximum flavor.
2. Cook the Chicken:
Heat a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the marinated chicken and cook until it's browned and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. Make sure not to overcrowd the pan; cook the chicken in batches if necessary.
3. Prepare the Baguette:
While the chicken is cooking, cut the baguette or French bread rolls in half lengthwise. If desired, lightly toast the bread in a toaster or oven.
4. Assemble the Sandwich:
Spread a generous layer of mayonnaise on the bottom half of the baguette. Layer the cooked chicken on top of the mayonnaise.
5. Add the Vegetables and Herbs:
Top the chicken with pickled carrots and daikon radish slices, fresh cucumber slices, and cilantro leaves. If you want some spiciness, add fresh jalapeño slices or a drizzle of Sriracha.
6. Serve and Enjoy:
Place the top half of the baguette on the sandwich to complete it. Cut the sandwich into smaller portions if desired. Serve the Bahn Mi sandwich immediately and enjoy the wonderful flavors!
Note: You can also add other toppings or condiments like sliced avocado, sliced bell peppers, or a squeeze of lime juice for added freshness. Feel free to customize the sandwich according to your preferences!