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#TBT Recipe: Banh Mi Slaw

Way, way, back in the beginning of this blog I used to do pro football predictions.   To tie it in with the site, I spun a fruit or vegetable to pick winners of the games.    Don’t laugh – those essentially random predictions often beat a panel of ESPN experts.   If I chose more winners than the produce, I would feature it in a recipe or two.

This is one of those recipes I’ve made a few times a year and, each time, keep telling myself that I need to make this more often.



Banh Mi Slaw

This is a daikon slaw courtesy of Mark Bittman.  According to Wikipedia, the term Banh Mi actually refers to a Vietnamese bread, but has been expanded to the type of sandwiches that use that bread.  These sandwiches are often topped with a slaw that’s similar to this recipe.   It’s really terrific and is easy to make.   I made a double portion and served it with a dynamite Thai Grilled Beef  Salad and we ended up eating almost half of the slaw while waiting for the steak to cook.  It was that good.1 pound daikon radishes

1/2 pound carrots

1 tablespoon salt

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon or more Sriracha sauce

1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, plus extra for garnishing

1/4 cup chopped scallions.

  1. Shred daikon radishes and carrots.
  2. Toss with salt and let sit in a colander in the sink for 15 minutes or longer; rinse, drain and pat dry.
  3. Whisk together mayonnaise, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugar and Sriracha sauce.
  4. Toss with the daikon and carrots, cilantro leaves and scallions.  Garnish with extra cilantro.

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3 comments on “#TBT Recipe: Banh Mi Slaw

  1. Liza M.
    October 22, 2015

    You had me at Bahn Mi! Saving this one for future use.

  2. lushly
    October 22, 2015

    What a great idea!

  3. robert okaji
    October 22, 2015

    Whoa. Makes my mouth water.

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