Turkey Banh Mi with Quick-Pickled Cranberries

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Summary

Yield
Servings
Sourcestrongertogether.coop
Prep time40 minutes
Cooking time
Total time40 minutes

Description

Banh mi is a Vietnamese sandwich that melds French bread with the fresh, herbal flavors of Vietnam. This combination of savory turkey with tangy, fresh quick-pickled cranberries and carrot and a smear of creamy mayo makes for an exciting way to use up leftover turkey.

Ingredients

1/4 cup
sugar
1/4 cup
vinegar, rice
1/4 teaspoon
salt
1/2 cup
cranberries (chopped)
1 cup
carrot (shredded)
1  
baguette (1 or 2, cut into 4 6-inch lengths)
4 tablespoons
mayonnaise
1 teaspoon
onion (chopped)
4 cloves
garlic (chopped)
1 tablespoon
ginger, fresh (chopped)
2 cups
turkey (shredded)
2 tablespoons
fish sauce (more if needed)
1 teaspoon
five spice blend
1 tablespoon
sugar
12 slices
cucumber
1  
pepper, jalapeño (sliced)
1/4 cup
cilantro, fresh (torn)
   
sriracha (optional)

Instructions

In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, rice vinegar and salt, then stir to combine. Add the cranberries and carrots and toss to coat. Let stand at room temperature while you make the rest of the sandwich. 

Preheat the broiler. Slice the baguette pieces almost all the way through lengthwise and open each like a book. Spread a tablespoon of mayo on the cut sides of each piece. Place on a sheet pan and reserve.

In a large sauté pan over medium heat, drizzle the oil and add the onion. Stir for 5 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and ginger and stir for a minute, then add the turkey and sprinkle with fish sauce, five-spice powder and sugar. Stir until the turkey is heated through. Remove from heat and keep warm.

Place the prepared baguette slices under the broiler and broil until the mayonnaise is bubbly. Fill each baguette with the turkey mixture, then top it with cucumber slices, cranberry mixture, jalapeño and cilantro. If desired, drizzle with Sriracha sauce. Serve immediately.

Notes

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