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Lemongrass Beef Banh Mi

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 Don’t you just love the colours this picture?! A feast for the tummy and for the eyes! Banh mi is such a satisfying meal on it’s own, with a good balance of vegetables, protein, and carbo. I love the play of taste and texture on a good banh mi. The fresh crisp bite of cucumber, and cilantro, with the slightly sweet pickled carrot and radish, the lovely tender and well-seasoned beef cooked to your preference, and the slight kick from the red chilli all nicely enveloped in a crusty French loaf. Salivating yet?
 

Quite honestly, it’s a meal that require very simple ingredients and doesn’t take much effort to make. I added some fried shallot for extra crunch and to build another layer of flavour. Do remember to buy or make some good French loaf, as it does make a difference! 

Lemongrass Beef Banh Mi
Serves 2
Makes a foot long good for 2
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Lemongrass Beef Banh Mi
  1. 250-300g flank steak, cut against grain thinly
  2. 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  3. 1 stalk lemongrass, ends finely minced
  4. 1-2 tbsp fish sauce
  5. 1 tbsp minced fresh basil
  6. Black pepper to taste
  7. 1-2 tbsp canola oil
  8. Foot long French baguette
  9. 1/2 cup cilantro/chinese parsley
  10. 1/2 cucumber thinly sliced
  11. 1 red chilli, seeded and sliced
  12. butter for baguette (optional)
  13. 2-3 tbsp of fried shallots
  14. Prepared pickled radish and carrot (recipe below)
Pickled radish and carrot
  1. 1 cup julienne daikon radish
  2. 1/2 cup julienne carrot
  3. 1/4 cup white vinegar
  4. 1/4 cup water
  5. 1 tbsp sugar
  6. 1/4 tsp salt
Pickled daikon and carrot
  1. Dissolve salt and sugar in water and vinegar. Add daikon and carrot. Keep chilled for at least 3 hours. Drain before serving.
Lemongrass Beef Banh Mi
  1. Mix together flank steak, lemongrass, basil, garlic, fish sauce, and black pepper.
  2. Allow to marinate for 30 mins or longer.
  3. Heat pan on med high with canola oil.
  4. Stir-fry beef very quickly until desired done-ness, don't over cook it. It only takes a couple of minutes!
  5. Split baguette and butter the top and bottom.
  6. Build your banh mi.
  7. Cucumber, beef, fried shallot, pickled daikon and carrot, chilli, and cilantro.
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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Zoe
    6 January, 2015 at 4:48 am

    Hi Sharon,

    No more delishar already??? :p hee hee…

    Happy 2015!!! Love your lemongrass Vietnamese beef rolls… You are very pro with these!!!

    Zoe

  • Reply
    Angie.S
    4 August, 2015 at 8:21 am

    We are big fans of BanhMi but v difficult to get nice baguette to make it ourselves. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Do you have recipe for homemade Pho too? πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Marage
    4 August, 2015 at 8:24 am

    please upload some more bread receipes:)

  • Reply
    Michelle Ong
    4 August, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Love to see more easy, fuss free one dish meal recipes πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Kero Leen
    4 August, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Looks so good. Would like to cook for my family too. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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