Vietnamese Style Steak Banh Mi Sandwiches
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Serves: 4
For the beef:
  • 1-1.5 pound beef cut, suitable for slicing thinly
  • ¼ c. fish sauce (the most readily available brand is Thai Kitchen, but if you can find Vietnamese then go ahead and buy it)
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 3 T brown sugar
  • Squirt or 2 of Sriracha
  • 2 inches fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
For the carrots:
  • Shredded carrots
  • Seasoned Rice Vinegar
  • Dried Thai Chilies
For the sandwich:
  • Baguette
  • Smooth liver pate
  • Mayonnaise
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Jalapenos, thinly sliced
  • Cucumber, sliced into long batons
  1. Mix all of ingredients for beef; marinate steak for at least 3 hours.
  2. Marinate carrots in vinegar and chilies for at least 3 hours.
  3. Cook the steak in a preheated cast iron skillet on high heat until medium rare, about 8 minutes a side, depending on the cut and thickness of your beef. Let rest 10 minutes.
  4. Slice beef thinly against the grain. Spread mayonnaise and pate to taste on interior of split baguette. Layer in sliced steak, carrots, cilantro, and other vegetables. Eat warm and enjoy!
Recipe by The Domestic Front at