Lemongrass Marinated Pork Sandwich - Banh Mi

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Jan. 31, 2014

This has got to be the most flavorful sandwich I have ever had or made! This is an easy recipe with an explosion of flavors. Give it a try and let me know.


Pork rib 1 Pound , cut into strips, pounded (as needed)
French rolls 5
For marinade
Shallots 4 Large , peeled and minced
Sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Fish sauce 3 Tablespoon
Ground black pepper 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Roasted sesame oil 2 Tablespoon
Garlic clove 3 , peeled and minced
Minced lemongrass 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Peanut oil 2 Tablespoon
Sweet soy sauce 2 Tablespoon



1. In a bowl, combine shallots, sugar, fish sauce, black pepper, sesame oil, garlic, lemongrass, peanut oil, and soy sauce.

2. In a zip-lock bag, place the pork strips, pour marinade, seal the bag and massage to coat well. Pop the bag in refrigerator overnight.


3. Place pork slices on grill and cook until done. Remove from heat and set aside.

4. Toast some French rolls on grill.


5. Serve pork on top of roll topped with mayo, julienne jalapeno, pickled carrot and cucumber, and cilantro.


For Pickled Carrots and Cucumber

Whole cucumber – 1 (you can also use daikon raddish)

Carrots- 2 large, (I use the already shredded carrots in a bag)

Sugar- ½ cup

White vinegar- 1 ½ cups

Warm water- 1 cup

Place the carrots and cucumbers in a large bowl.

Sprinkle with 4 teaspoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of salt. Use your clean hands to toss the carrots and cucumbers with the salt and sugar until well coated. Continue to mix the carrots and cucumbers with your hands until they begin to soften, about 3 minutes.

Rinse in a colander under cool water.

Add the carrots and cucumbers to a mason jar along with the rest of the ingredients. Let it sit overnight.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 5

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 468Calories from Fat 207

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g35.4%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1118 mg46.58%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g15%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 23 g

Protein 22 g44%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet