Indulge in the delicious flavors of this Grilled Pork Bahn Mi sandwich! The pork tenderloin is marinated in soy sauce, garlic and fresh ginger for a flavorful boost. On the side are a mix of fresh vegetables, grated carrot, julienned radish and shredded cabbage, adding just the right crunch. This sandwich is nicely paired with a cold Hite beer, a classic pale Asian lager to truly round up the experience. So what are you waiting for? Take a bite and savor!
Grilled Pork Bahn Mi Sandwich!
– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
– 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
– 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
– 1 garlic clove, minced
– 1/3 teaspoon ground black pepper
– 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
– 2 Chinese 5-spice powder
– 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into thin slices
– 2 tablespoons white vinegar
– 1 3/4 teaspoon sugar
– 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
– 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
– 1/4 cup mayonnaise
– 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
– 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
– 2 teaspoons sesame oil
– 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha
– 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
– 2 medium carrots, grated
– 1/2 cup julienne-cut radishes
– 2 cups finely shredded cabbage
– 2 French baguettes, sliced in half lengthwise
1. Combine vegetable oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, pepper, baking soda and 5-spice powder in a large Ziploc bag. Add pork tenderloin and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes up to 1 hour.
2. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
3. Meanwhile, combine white vinegar, sugar, salt, and crushed red pepper in a small bowl and whisk until the sugar is fully dissolved. Set aside.
4. In a medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, lime juice, cilantro, sesame oil, sriracha, coriander, garlic powder, and onion powder and set aside.
5. Place pork slices onto the hot grill. Grill for about 2 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
6. Brush the vinegar mixture onto the insides of the French baguettes and place onto the hot grill. Grill for about 1 -2 minutes per side, until lightly toasted.
7. Spread the mayonnaise mixture over the French baguettes. Top with pork slices, carrots, radishes and cabbage.
8. Serve hot and enjoy with a crisp cold Hite beer!
Indulge in the Perfect Grilled Pork Bahn Mi with Hite Beer
The Grilled Pork Bahn Mi sandwich is a delicious and flavorful meal that can satisfy any palate. It features a marinated pork tenderloin that has been cooked to perfection with a soy sauce, garlic and fresh ginger mixture to give it a flavorful boost. Paired with a mix of fresh vegetables, such as grated carrot, julienned radish and shredded cabbage, this sandwich is loaded with flavor and crunch. Finally, the perfect accompaniment is a cold Hite Beer, a classic Asian lager which provides a crisp finish to the flavors of the sandwich.
What Makes Grilled Pork Bahn Mi So Popular?
Grilled Pork Bahn Mi has become incredibly popular due to its salty and sweet flavors, unique crunchy texture, and its ability to please in large numbers of people. This sandwich is great for lunch or dinner, and its flavor profile requires minimal seasoning to bring out the great taste. Plus, it’s a fairly easy recipe to put together – making it ideal for weeknight meals.
Adjusting the Recipe for a Gluten-Free Grilled Pork Bahn Mi
To make this meal gluten-free, simply replace the Hite Beer with a gluten-free beer or sparkling water of your choice, and use gluten-free buns. For the pork, you can also use gluten-free soy sauce or switch up the recipe with your own version of a marinade. Once the sandwich is assembled, wrap it in parchment paper and grill or bake it on a medium heat.
Making Grilled Pork Bahn Mi Vegan
To make this sandwich vegan, use vegan buns and substitute the pork with your favorite vegan protein. There is no need to use a marinade with this type of substitution – so you can skip that step. However, you can still add seasonings and spices to give your meal some extra flavor. Once the sandwich is assembled, wrap it in parchment paper and grill or bake it on a medium heat.
Grilled Pork Bahn Mi is an incredibly flavorful and crowd-pleasing sandwich. With a few adjustments and substitutions, it can be easily made gluten-free and vegan so that everyone can enjoy it. The unique combination of salty and sweet flavors from the pork and vegetables, paired with the crispness of a cold Hite Beer, make this the perfect lunch or dinner recipe. So, don’t forget to give this delicious sandwich a try!
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