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    Banh Mi Steak Sandwich & Potato Salad

    This isn’t a traditional Banh Mi, because I made it with beef instead of pork, and didn’t garnish with pate or pickled daikon. I did make pickled cucumber, onion and carrots for a garnish. And I marinated the steak with Asian flavors. I was out of cilantro, so I used fresh basil from the garden instead. Well, I guess I changed almost everything from a traditional Banh Mi, so you could say this is a Banh Mi inspired steak sandwich. Anyway, Yum! Delicious! You will like this a lot!

    Marinate steak with the juice of 1 tangerine, (or lemon or lime), 1 tblsp rice vinegar, 1 tblsp fish sauce, 1 tsp fresh grated ginger, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1/2 tsp red chili paste, fresh ground pepper, 1 tsp soy sauce and 1 tsp sesame oil. Cover and refrigerate for 2 or more hours.

    For the pickled garnish: Slice cucumbers thinly, slice green onions, shred carrots and slice jalapeños. In a saucepan, heat 1 cup white vinegar, 1/2 cup water, and dissolve 1 tblsp sugar and 1/2 tsp kosher salt. Add pickling spices, I used 1/4 tsp coriander seeds, mustard seeds, dry dill and red pepper flakes. Cover the vegetables with the hot pickling liquid and refrigerate while you do the potato salad.

    For the potato salad: Peel and boil 6 or so red potatoes until al dente. Dress with a mixture of 1/4 cup mayo, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1 tblsp red wine vinegar, 1/2 tsp dried dill, 1/2 tsp dry mustard, 1 small minced garlic clove, sliced green onions, sliced celery, celery salt and pepper.

    Grill steak, let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Slice French Bread and dress both sides with a little mayo. Layer your ingredients, top with fresh torn basil or cilantro, and enjoy your Banh Mi! 

    (Ok, autocorrect, I get it, you want me to call this a Bank Mi. I get it. No, Your ideas are good. Yeah it’s great that you have opinions about fixing the stuff I write. Thanks autocorrect, thanks for stopping by.)


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