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Spicy meatball banh mi

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It’s a spicy meatball sub but not as you know it! This one is loaded with pickled carrot, coconut sriracha and kewpie mayonnaise. And it’s insanely good - this just could be my best banh mi yet!

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SPICY MEATBALL BANH MI

PREP TIME

15 minutes
COOK TIME

20 minutes
SERVES

4
Ingredients

1 tbsp vegetable oil

4 long crusty bread rolls

pork pate to serve (optional)

slices pork luncheon to serve (optional)

Kewpie mayonnaise* to serve

Coconut Sriracha (find out where to buy here) to serve

Coriander leaves to serve

 

Quick-pickle carrots:

1 carrot, cut into matchsticks

1 long red chilli, sliced

¼ cup rice vinegar

¼ cup sugar

 

Meatballs:

500g (1 lb) pork mince

1 lemongrass stalk, pale part only, bruised and finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, finely grated

4 spring onions, white and green parts finely chopped

1 tbsp fish sauce

2 tbsp (or to taste) Coconut Sriracha

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp sea salt

Steps
Step 1

For the quick-pickle carrots, combine ingredients in a bowl and set aside, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Any extra can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Step 2

To make the pork balls, combine the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix vigorously. Shape into walnut-sized meatballs.

Step 3

Heat oil in large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook meatballs (in batches if necessary), turning, for 5 minutes or until evenly browned and cooked through.

Step 4

Split bread rolls lengthwise, without cutting all the way through. Generously spread with pate. Top with slices of luncheon, meatballs, pickled carrot, drizzle with mayonnaise, Coconut Sriracha and coriander.

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Notes:

– Kewpie Mayonnaise is commonly found in the Asian aisle of most major supermarkets.

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Agneta
September 30, 2022

The best banh mi

So delicious you can’t stop eating it. Always keep a batch in my freezer.

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