Umm Umm Good!
If you have never eaten a Banh Mi, then you are truly missing out on Vietnamese goodness!
The Banh Mi is a Vietnamese sandwich filled with great meat, fresh and or pickled veggies, and some of the most delicious bread I have every tasted.
I've decided to take my favorite Banh Mi and "creolize" it!
Yes, I am using perfectly seasoned, marinated flank steak.
Perfectly pickled vegetables that I will grill with a little butter and olive oil. I will finish my Banh Mi off with a nice Ciabatta bread.
Yes, I am aware Ciabatta bread is Italian but it is one of my favorite breads and I say why not use it!
We're cooking people and that means we can use whatever we like. That's what makes cooking so much fun. There are no rules in cooking, baking on the other hand, please follow most of the rules are you will end up with hockey pucks for cake.
I know I don't even have to tell you this again, but, Let's EAT!
Spicy Creole Banh Mi with Sriracha Mayo
Prep Time: 20 minutes + Marinating Time
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Pickled vegetables for sandwich
1 small red onion, sliced thinly
1c. Daikon radish, peeled, grated
1/4 c. Italian parsley, minced
2 c. grated carrots
1c. chopped cabbage
¼ c. rice wine vinegar
1/4. C. sugar or maybe honey
1 tsp. creole seasoning
1 tsp. black pepper
Slice all vegetables, add everything to a bowl and toss well, allow to marinate at least 1 hour.
1 ½ lb. flank steak
¼. C. soy sauce
2 tsp. sesame oil
6 cloves roasted garlic
4 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. creole seasoning
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. onion powder
1 tsp. paprika
1 lemon, juiced
Preheat oven to broil. Place garlic cloves on a piece of foil, pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil on top of cloves, sprinkle a pinch of salt and roast garlic cloves for about 20 minutes.
Rinse steak and pat dry. Thinly slice steak, as thin as you can get it. You could also leave it whole and slice it prior to cooking. In a glass casserole dish or you could use a freezer bag, place steak inside. Pour remaining olive oil over steak and rub into steak. Add all the seasonings and pour soy sauce, mix well. Marinate steak for at least 30 minutes. I like to marinate for at least an hour if time permits.
Grill steak 2-3 minutes per side depending on your desired level of doneness. Remove steak from pan, add pickled veggies and sliced jalapenos. Grill for about 3-4 minutes.
1 ciabatta bread
sriracha mayonnaise= 1c. mayo+ 1 tbsp. sriracha=real spicy
grilled steak and vegetables
butter for grilling bread
fresh sliced jalapenos
In a medium pot, spread butter on sliced ciabatta, grill for about 3 minutes are until golden brown, top with mayonnaise, steak meat and veggies. Enjoy