Bahn Mi Tacos
In Vietnamese cooking Bahn Mi refers to the Bread that is used in sandwiches and if done right it is one of the best sandwiches you have ever had.
Now traditional Bahn Mi sandwiches usually consist of marinated meat and pickled veggies and it’s the marinade that really stands out but in this case we have added typical Taco toppings…….. green onions, sour cream and Cilantro…. so the taste has changed a little but you can still detect the Asian influence to this Taco.
Here’s how we doe this one.
- 2 pounds Steak strips
- 1 medium piece Daikon – peeled and shredded
- 4 cups Shredded Carrots
- 4 Scallions – chopped for garnish
- Small bunch of Cilantro – chopped for garnish
- 2 tablespoons Canola Oil
- Sour cream for garnish
- 1/4 cup Soya sauce
- 1/2 cup Fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons Sugar
- 3 tablespoons Garlic Chili sauce
- 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Sea Salt
- 1 tablespoon Peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon Mustard Seeds
- Shredded Cheddar cheese
Putting it all together:
- In a non reactive bowl mix the Soya sauce, Fish sauce, Garlic Chili sauce and sugar mixing well. Pour over the steak strips, cover and refrigerate for about an hour.
- For the pickling liquid combine the Apple Cider Vinegar, Sugar, Sea Salt, Peppercorns and Mustard seeds in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
- Place the carrots and Daikon in a bowl and pour the pickling liquid over top mixing well and cover.
- In a large fry pan or wok heat the oil and quick fry the steak strips in the marinade.
- Build your Taco by briefly heating the Tortilla then layer cheese, steak, pickled veggies, green onions, sour cream and cilantro.
There you have it another “simple but tasty recipe for the grilling season and beyond.”
Until next time…….