I have been dying to make a Bahn Mi Sandwich for ages. I feel like they are amazing and fresh and delicious, but alas, I have never had a really good one in a restaurant. (If you know of a great one near Seattle, please let me know!!) But I was presented with the most wonderful opportunity to finally make one with the launch of another friends new book “The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook” by Kathy Strahs. Kathy writes the blog Panini Happy and now this cookbook, where there are drool worthy Panini sandwiches as well as genius and unconventional ideas for using a Panini maker. Kathy makes everything from grilled pork for these Bahn Mi’s to ice cream cones- pretty cool.
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Submitted on 2013/09/09 at 7:46 am
“I love a Caprese Panini!”
The book is so much fun that I have decided to not only give away a copy of “The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook” but also a De’Longhi CGH800 Contact Grill and Panini Press. Because you certainly need the Panini Press to go with the book! Right? All you have to do is leave a comment below about your favorite type of Panini sandwich to enter to win this fun package
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Ok, out of a little over 200 recipes, there were tons of delicious options, but again my unfulfilled fascination with Bahn Mi won out and I just had to make this sandwich! I made a few changes out of necessity. Like I don’t eat mayo (I know you already know this). The original recipe calls for mayo on these sandwiches, and that is totally an option! I subbed it out for an easy spicy siracha mustard which I loved.
I also used my quick spicy pickled cucumber recipe for the carrots. Kathy also has a delicious pickled carrot and daikon radish recipe, but I was impatient to shove this sandwich in my mouth, so I went for my quick recipe. The whole sandwich is incredible. I loved the marinade on the grilled pork and the freshness of the cilantro and jalapeno with the pickled carrots and spicy mustard. Plus a nice soft French roll completes the sandwich and mellows the spiciness and strong flavors. Totally delicious!
Recipe: Bahn Mi Sandwich
- 1 recipe Marinated Grilled Pork (Recipe Below)
- 1 soft French Baguette, cut into 4 portions or 4 mini baguettes
- 5 tablespoons siracha mustard
- 1 recipe pickled Carrots
- 2 jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced
- Handful of fresh cilantro
- Marinated Grilled Pork
- 3 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pound pork tenderloin, sliced into ½ inch thick medallions
- Fast Pickled Carrots
- -2 large Carrots, peeled and cut into matchstick sized pieces
- -1 cup rice wine vinegar
- -¼ cup sugar
- -2 tsp kosher salt
- -¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- Siracha Mustard
- 4 tablespoons good quality grainy mustard
- 3 teaspoons siracha
- For the Marinated Grilled Pork:
- 1. Whisk together the fish sauce, honey, vegetable and sesame oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and black pepper in a small bowl until well combined.
- 2. Place a few pork tenderloin medallions in between sheets of parchment or plastic wrap and gently pound them ¼” flat with a meat pounder or rolling pin. Set aside and repeat with the remaining medallions. Place the medallions in a Ziploc bag and pour in the marinade. Seal the bag and shake it around to fully coat the pork. Marinate the pork in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- 3. Heat the Panini press to medium high heat. Working in batches, grill the pork with the lid closed until the pork is cooked through, about 2 minutes. Use tongs to transfer the meat to a plate and then tent the pork with foil to keep it warm.
- For the Fast Pickled Carrots
- 5. Warm the rice wine vinegar, sugar, salt and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan. When you have brought it to a simmer, whisk well to make sure that the sugar and salt have disintegrated.
- Transfer it to a bowl and let it cool completely. Add the carrots and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- For the Siracha Mustard:
- 6. In a small bowl mix together the grainy mustard and the siracha. Set aside.
- For the Bahn Mi:
- Split a baguette portion without cutting all the way through (leave a hinge intact). Spread a generous tablespoon of the siracha mustard on the bread. Fill each sandwich with pork, pickled carrots, jalapeno and cilantro.
Preparation time: 40 minute(s)
Cooking time: 10 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4
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Love a ham, mozzarella, tomato, and basil panino!
I like cheese and roasted tomatoes!
Tomato,mozzarella,roasted red peppers and basil
Brie with spinach and mango chutney.
Artichokes, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions with melted mozzarella cheese and pesto.
My sister makes the best ones. Last one she made had apples, brie, and good ham!
How do you pick just one!? How about caprese: tomatoes, cheese and basil!
I love a panini with turkey, pepperjack cheese, onions and peppers!
Well it used to be roast beef, provolone with spinach and horseradish, but I do believe that is about to change!
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I like a nice roast beef and veggie panini.
My favorite is Black Forest ham and Brie. I get it at Central Market in Shoreline. Yum!
That sandwich looks so tasty!
Oh my these look killer Heather!!!
I love paninis on ciabatta bread with pear honey and cheddar
I also love basil mozzarella and tomato
i love spinach feta and tomatoes with olive oil brushed onto bread
Fried eggplant and grilled leeks with basil tomato sauce and pepperoncini peppers.
I will basically eat any kind of Panini sandwich there is but a classic caprese panini is probably my favorite!
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These came out amazing, Heather! Thanks so much!!
We spent 3 months this year in Burundi, Africa. We frequented a place called Le Cafe Gourmand at least 3x per week for WIFI, awesome coffee, tartlets, and the occasional panini. The best one was pesto, tomato, mozzarella – super-good! This Banhi Mi sounds FANTASTIC!!
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Way too hard to choose! This sandwich looks like it might move to the top, though! Love that sauce!
FAAABULOUS sandwich. Now I’m dying.
I love a Caprese Panini!
My favorite Panini would be pork loin with chutney, brie and cilantro. In a pinch for time, try Seattle Deli! Love the Siracha mustard.
I love Panini and like to try any that strike me as interesting and tasty…..way to hard to choose just one. Love all the recipes that you post….can’t make them all but would like to.
I love caprese panini!
…AND I just realized that someone else has said the exact same thing.
We have a large Vietnamese community here in NoVa, so I have a wide variety of places to get my Banh Mi on (DC Sandwich on Rt 50 in Falls Church is the best).
As for Panini — ANYTHING with Brie. Sliced roast chicken, a little mustard, and BRIE is prob my fave.
I grew up on these and this looks fantastic!
My kids love Italian sub panini’s.
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YUM!! I love bahn mi’s!! great sandwich and i can’t wait to get my hands on Kathy’s book!
When I lived in Italy as a teenager, I existed on tomato, mozzarella, & basil panini. Glorious!!
PANINI’S FOR LIFE!!! loving this book too!
I had a great Thai chicken panini at a restaurant in Lincoln City, OR, and I still dream about it. Would love to make my own!
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Simple but classic mozzarella, good tomatoes and fresh basil.
I love Cuban sandwiches, pork cheese, spicy mustard. Perfect for any weather, any meal.
EEEK!! I have been wanting to make Bahn Mi Sammies forever!! Can’t wait to whip these up!
Great giveaway and super sandwich!
that sammie looks Awesome!
I have so many favorites,but I would have to say a Philly cheesesteak with lotza cheese.
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I love me some cheddar cheese with black forest ham! Simple but I love cheddar!
Congrats to Kathy & this sandwich is stunning!
Love the recipe idea! Thanks!
I love a caprese based panini with horseradish mayo or for the comfort food panini: crunchy peanut butter, honey, and sliced bananas
I’m a simple girl. Tomato, pesto, mozzarella! Would love a copy of the book AND an amazing panini press. How fun 🙂
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Our favorite fallback panini is sorpressata with an herbed cheese and thin slices of tomato!
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I like the Thanksgiving panini with tons of starch! Dressing, bread, mashed potatos….yum! all topped with cranberry sauce, of course!
Love Cuban paninis
Love Cuban paninis!
Lots of cheese, ham and pesto.
My favorite? I would have to go with an Italian meats and cheese with spicy pickle panini. Yum.
Bacon, tomato, and gouda cheese!
Anything with ranch dressing!
this sammie is dreamy!
We love turkey, brie and cranberry after Thanksgiving.
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I love paninis with hummus, cheese, and fresh vegetables. The melty cheese with hot hummus is delicious!
I tweeted about your giveaway (@runsteelsprings).
My favourite panini recipe would have to be salmon and avocado. So oily and delicious!
Love a ham and Brie Panini!
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A Cuban Sandwich or a Ruben.
My favorite Panini is the Chipotle Chicken from Panera Bread! I also like a rueben!
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I love prosciutto, pesto and arugula with fresh mozzarella. And maybe some tomato 🙂
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My favorite is with Italian style turkey breast, cream cheese, and provolone cheese!!
Grilled cheese with extra sharp cheddar and Gruyere on pumpernickel.
Turkey, Swiss, and tomatoes.
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I love a Monte Cristo!
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The Bahn Mi works for Me!
Prosciutto, mozzarella, arugula, tomato, and pest. Perfection!
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Love a simple Caprese Panini!
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Mmm~a Monte Cristo.
I’m in Seattle. I’m new, trying lots of places. There is a little hole in the wall called Anne’s Teriyaki in Ballard that looks like it has decent Bahn Mi, I will report back after I have actually tried one!
Hi Heather this looks scrumptious, my fave panini is ham, cheese, pesto, sundried tomatos and roasted peppers.
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Any panini involving wonderful gooey melted cheese!
I sure would love to try the bahn-mi-sandwich~never had one but they do look de-lish.
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My favorite Panini is a Roasted Rosemary Chicken Panini
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The very best bahn mi can be found at The Monkey Bridge in Ballard. Worth the trip.
Wow, I’m in the middle of my weekly fast and I was doing well until I saw these pictures of this incredible food! 😀
Can u be more specific on the first ingredient please
I was hoping to make this soon
Hi Tammy- it’s the grilled marinated pork, the recipe is lower in the ingredients and instruction sections.
Hi, if you’re still looking for a great Bahn Mi place, try Seattle Deli in the International District – http://www.yelp.com/biz/seattle-deli-seattle
It is my absolute favorite place for it 🙂
It’s Banh Mi, not Bahn Mi.