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The Perfect Grilled Pork Picnic Bánh Mì

Equipment

  • BBQ or Chargrill
  • Oven
  • Food Processor
  • Cutting Board
  • Sharp Knife
  • Bamboo Skewers
  • Bowls
  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients
  

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

  • 1 Pork Tenderloin Sliced As Thin As Possible
  • 1/4 Cup Fish Sauce
  • 1.5 TBSP Honey
  • 1 TBSP Hoisin Sauce
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • Kosher Salt To Taste
  • Fresh Peppercorn To Taste

Vietnamese Sub Buns

  • 1.5 TSP Yeast
  • 3/4 Cup Warm Water
  • 1 TSBP Sugar
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 TSP Salt

Homemade Mayonnaise

  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 TSP Salt
  • 1/2 TSP Dijon Mustard Coarse
  • 1 TBSP Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Cup Canola Oil

Pickled Vegetables

  • 3 Carrots Washed, Cut Matchstick
  • 1/2 Field Cucumber Washed, Cut Matchstick
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Cold Water

Instructions
 

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

  • Combine all ingredients in a  Ziploc bag. Massage the bag to ensure the pork is properly coated in marinade, then place in the fridge for 4-6 hours.
  • After pork has marinated, remove from the bag and carefully slide over PRESOAKED bamboo skewers.
  • Preheat BBQ over medium-high heat. Cook for approximately 4 minutes per side (BBQ depending). Once your pork is cooked throughout, remove from the skewers and set aside.

Vietnamese Sub Buns

  • Mix yeast, warm water, and 1/2 of the flour mixture to a bowl. Stir and cover. Let rest for 2-3 hours.
  • Add the rest of the flour and the salt to the mixture. Knead your dough until it forms a smooth ball, then cover with a clean tea towel and let rise for another hour.
  • Carefully cut the dough ball into three equal pieces. Press each piece down until approximately 8X4 inch in size, then roll it lengthwise back into a sub shape, pinching the edges to a point. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Cover with a clean towel and let rise again for one more hour, until doubled in size.
  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Carefully score the top of your bread down the center.
  • Place a tray of hot water in the bottom of your oven, then spray your dough with hot water as well. Place your dough in the oven for 8 minutes, then spray them again with water. Place back in the oven for another 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside.

Pickled Vegetables

  • Place matchstick carrots and cucumbers in a bowl. Cover in water, rice vinegar, and sugar. Refrigerate.

Homemade Mayonnaise

  • Add all ingredients except for your oil to a food processor. Pulse until well combined. Carefully pulse in a steady stream of oil to produce an emulsification. Do it slowly, in a fine ribbon - pouring your oil should take 2-3 minutes.
  • Refrigerate.

Assemble

  • Cut your bun, and put mayo on both sides.
  • Add your grilled pork
  • Add a pickled vegetables
  • Finish with a heaping handful of fresh cilantro
  • Enjoy!