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Shrimp Banh Mi
with chili garlic green beans

Active: 40 minTotal: 40 min
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Quick pickles, pan-seared shrimp, and a creamy sauce combine in this sandwich that is inspired by Vietnamese banh mi.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Vietnamese Mayo:
  • Mayonnaise - 1/4 cup
  • Lime juice - 1/2 tsp
  • Fish sauce - 1/2 tsp (sub soy sauce)
  • Sriracha - 1/2 tsp (more or less to taste)
Shrimp Banh Mi:
  • Cucumbers - 6 oz, sliced (look for English cucumbers)
  • Carrots - 5 oz, shredded (look for pre-shredded)
  • Vinegar, rice - 3 Tbsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 lb
  • Cilantro - 1/2 bunch, leaves torn
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Sandwich rolls - 4 (sub 1 large baguette for 4 servings)
Chili Garlic Green Beans:
  • Green beans - 1 lb, trimmed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Water - 1 Tbsp
  • Chili garlic sauce - 1 tsp (sub any hot sauce)
  • Lime juice - 1/2 tsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Make pickles - Slice cucumbers. Toss cucumbers and carrots in vinegar and sugar. Marinate vegetables for 20 minutes.
  2. Shrimp - Defrost, rinse, and pat dry.
  3. Green beans - Trim green beans. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Make Vietnamese mayo - Combine mayonnaise, lime juice (portion for mayo), fish sauce, and Sriracha. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  5. Cilantro - Tear cilantro leaves.

Make

  1. Heat a wok with oil (portion for green beans) over medium heat. Add green beans and saute until starting to darken in spots, ~1 minute. Add water and chili garlic sauce and cover with a lid. Steam until beans are tender, ~3 minutes.
  2. Top green beans with lime juice and season with some salt. Set aside and wipe out wok.
  3. Return wok to medium heat. Add oil (portion for shrimp) and then shrimp. Saute until shrimp is cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. Season with some salt and pepper as the shrimp cooks.
  4. Toast rolls.
  5. Drain liquid off cucumber and carrot pickles.
  6. Spread the inside of rolls with Vietnamese mayo and then fill rolls with pickles, shrimp, and cilantro.
  7. Serve banh mi with green beans on the side. Enjoy!
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Reviews

This meal has 39 reviews

So good!!

By: Kimberly
Posted: Feb 18, 2019
Diet: Paleo

Delicious & quick! Whole30 used avocado mayo for the mayo- so good. Did not do smoothie.

By: Jessie
Posted: Feb 01, 2019
Diet: Paleo

Loved this! The flavors were great, and it was quick and easy. Plus, I like that I only needed one pot and one bowl.

By: Kera
Posted: Feb 01, 2019
Diet: Original

This was delicious! Great meal.

By: Whitaker
Posted: Jan 31, 2019
Diet: Original

Really enjoyed this one. Super quick. My avocados weren't quite ready which took away from the flavor, but I'm looking forward to trying it again with properly ripe avocados. Also, make sure your bread/baguette is wide enough, at least 3 inches wide I'd say.

By: Zoey
Posted: Jan 29, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

Delicious! Definitely need to get longer sandwich buns next time!

By: Brian
Posted: Jan 29, 2019
Diet: Original