Merely Zensational Vietnamese Banh Mi

What do I take pleasure in most about cooking? Bread, Vietnamese meals, recent flavours and cooking devices … principally the Large Inexperienced Egg. So how may I carry all of these components collectively right into a single meal, throwing in a superb dose of tasty flavour enhancing rub?

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Merely Zensational Banh Mi Roll

1 day pickling
5 minutes prep
75 minutes cooking

Why “Merely Zensational”?

I used Dizzy Pig Merely Zensational rub when cooking the pork. That is an Asian type rub with aromatics of ginger, galangal, sesame seeds and lemon/citrus notes. That is near the normal lemongrass style of Vietnamese Banh Mi.


5 hermetic jars or containers
Chopping board


Banh Mi bread rolls
Dizzy Pig Merely Zensational rub
2 carrots
1 small celeriac
Recent basil
Recent coriander/cilantro
Recent mint
Recent cucumber

500ml pickling vinegar
Four-5 garlic cloves
500g pork fillet
1 purple chili
Candy Thai chili sauce

In the event you don’t have the rub, you should use lemongrass pepper or finely chopped lemongrass and floor black and white pepper.


Making the Rolls

I made rolls utilizing the home made bread rolls recipe. You should purchase rolls from a grocery store.

Getting ready the Elements

The garlic, carrot and celeriac slices must be pickled for at the least at some point prematurely.

Slice carrots and celeriac into skinny strips. Place in separate massive jars, add white vinegar.
Slice garlic gloves and a small quantity of chili. Place slices in a small jar, add white vinegar.
Add a small quantity of chili sauce and a crushed garlic clove to mayonnaise to make a chili dressing. Retailer in a small hermetic container.

Cooking The Pork

The pork might be cooked in an oven. I used the Large Inexperienced Egg so as to add a touch of smoke into the meat.

Pre-heat oven or BGE to 125°C/255°F, BGE oblique cooking setup.
Trim fats off pork fillet, calmly brush with oil.
Sprinkle rub over high of fillet. Additionally sprinkle some both aspect of fillet on chopping board.
Press rubdown on high then gently roll fillet backwards and forwards to coat with rub.
Cook dinner pork fillet till inner temperature is 71°C/160°F. Takes about 75 minutes.
Verify that the juices run clear, depart to chill.
Slice pork fillet into skinny medallions. Retailer in an hermetic container.

Assembling the Banh Mi

Slice a bread/banh mi roll open down the size.
Scoop out some bread from centre. This makes a cavity for components.
Unfold chili mayonnaise on within high piece. Add herbs, carrot and celeriac.
Unfold coleslaw on within backside piece. Add coleslaw, garlic, chili, sliced cucumber.
Put the 2 layers collectively. Get pleasure from with a recent glass of Chilean Viognier.
Open face Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich

Hints, Suggestions and Photos

A pork fillet isn’t essentially the most photogenic topic, however for the sake of completeness …

Pork fillet cooking in a Big Green Egg

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