Recipe from Food Network
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
- 1/2 cup julienned carrot
- 1/2 cup julienned daikon radish
- Dash kosher salt
- Seasoned pork:
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
- 6 ounces ground pork
- 1 tablespoon roast pork seasoning mix, available in Asian markets
- Pinch garlic powder
- Pinch ground black pepper
- 4 (10-inch) baguettes
- Mayonnaise, as needed
- 8 slices Vietnamese-style salami, or ham or turkey
- 4 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro sprigs
- 1/4 medium English cucumber, cut lengthwise into 4 slices
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Asian-style chili oil, to taste, optional
Make the slaw: In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar and vinegar and bring to a boil. Transfer the vinegar mixture to a bowl and cool. Add the carrot and daikon, mix well, and season with salt. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes or store in the refrigerator up to overnight.
Meanwhile, make the seasoned pork: Heat the oil in a small, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until soft. Add the pork, seasoning, garlic powder and pepper and cook, stirring, until just cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside covered with foil to keep warm.
Make the sandwiches: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice the baguettes open lengthwise, and slather the insides with mayonnaise. Arrange the baguettes on a baking sheet and bake until hot and crusty, about 5 minutes. Remove the baguettes from the oven and immediately fill each with some of the seasoned pork. In each sandwich, arrange 2 slices of the salami, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon cilantro, 1 slice cucumber, ground pepper and chili oil, if using. Serve immediately with the slaw on the side. Serves 4.
Per serving: 755 calories; 28 g fat (7 g saturated fat; 33 percent calories from fat); 98 g carbohydrates; 48 mg cholesterol; 1,938 mg sodium; 26 g protein; 6 g fiber.