About this recipe:While teaching English in Asia the past several years, I've been lucky to exchange some delicious and authentic recipes with local people. This Vietnamese Sandwich, or Banh Mi, is brilliant and it is a nice break from common sandwiches. The garlic chilli sauce is common in Asian sections of shops but Indonesian sambal or Korean chilli paste can also be substituted. Beer or red wine is the beverage of choice for this authentic recipe of French influenced Vietnamese cuisine.
4 boneless pork loin chops, cut 6mm thick
4 French sticks, split lengthways
4 teaspoons mayonnaise, or to taste
2 tablespoons chilli sauce with garlic
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 small red onion, sliced into rings
1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced lengthways
2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
salt and pepper to taste
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:5min › Ready in:15min
Preheat the oven's grill. Place the pork chops on a grill pan and set under the grill. Cook for about 5 minutes, turning once, or until browned on each side.
Open the French sticks and spread mayonnaise on the insides. Place one of the cooked pork chops into each roll. Spread chilli sauce directly on the meat. Sprinkle with a little lime juice and top with slices of onion, cucumber, coriander, salt and pepper. Finish with another quick drizzle of lime juice.