Chargrilled Pork Banh Mi

May 17th, 2016 by katie

This is my favorite way to enjoy a really good, really really good, baguette.  This is the one to make on grocery day when your herbs are still perky and your baguette still warm from the bakery.  The chargrilled pork couldn’t be simpler so mix up your spicy mayo and quick pickled veggies first because as soon as the pork comes off the grill you’ll be ready to eat.

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Pork Banh Mi Burgers with Vietnamese Slaw

June 30th, 2010 by katie

Banh Mi Sandwiches are a Vietnamese sandwich usually consisting of fragrant cilantro, spicy mayo, fresh jalapenos, pickled vegetables, and chargrilled meat.  The flavor combination is incredible and very memorable.  I have banh mi cravings often but rarely get to fulfill them.  A banh mi burger seemed like the perfect way to get my fix at home.  Chargrilled pork burgers topped with this flavorful banh mi slaw and sandwiched inside crusty ciabatta rolls are a perfect summer meal.  The slaw as written is pretty spicy but it’s a good kind of heat, tempered by the creamy mayo and chewy bread.  Serve with plenty of fries for sopping up the extra sauce.
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Pork Meatball Banh Mi

January 8th, 2010 by katie

If you like Vietnamese food I highly recommend Bon Appétit’s Pork Meatball Banh Mi which was absolutely wonderful.  I love the flavor combinations in Banh Mi sandwiches but I didn’t think I could properly cook the caramelized paper thin slices of beef or pork at home.  These meatballs are a great, easy solution to get all of those flavors without too much work.  My favorite julienne peeler was perfect for making the pickled carrots and daikon.

One last tip if you make this recipe, I used Sambal Oelek Chilli Paste because I feel like it has a lot more flavor than sriracha.  It also has a lot more heat!  However tempting don’t cut back on the amount in the meatballs.  It really adds a nice flavor and not too much heat.  The Hot Chili Mayo is much spicier, so I did cut the amount in half there-you can always stir in a little more!

I subscribe to Bon Appétit but I might have missed this great recipe if Biz hadn’t made it on her blog! Thanks Biz!

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Bun Thit Nuong, Vietnamese Chargrilled Pork with Rice Vermicelli Noodles

July 26th, 2010 by katie

I love the herby brightness in this noodle salad.  It is one of my favorite dishes to order out-full of flavor yet light and healthy.  It is also a great summer meal since most of the cooking is done on the grill.  You can make extra meat for Banh Mi, summer rolls, or to make up quick salads for lunch through-out the week. 

When I make dishes like this, I like to go for family recipes because I feel like they are authentic yet they work in my environment.  As much as I love lemongrass, it isn’t an ingredient readily available at most grocery stores.  Michelle‘s recipe is perfect: it has the delicious sweet, salty flavor I was looking for and yet uses ingredients that I can find easily.  Click here for the recipe »

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cha·os -noun 1. a condition or place of great disorder or confusion. My chaotic kitchen is the result of three kids, two adults, dog, cat, and fish, a food obsession, a wine drinking hobby, and too few hours in the day. Between trying to feed a family of five healthy, happy meals, watching my weight, saving my pennies, and staying partially sane I have picked up a few tricks along the way. So here they are: the very best tips, tricks, and recipes from my chaotic kitchen-to yours!

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