Shrimp Banh Mi

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French colonial rule in Vietnam influenced the country's cooking profoundly, as here with this street-food sandwich (bahn mi), usually served on a baguette. The spicy mayo melange really adds tartness and spice.

Shrimp Banh Mi
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and shredded

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt

  • 3/4 teaspoon fish sauce, (see Ingredient note)

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 3 12-inch baguettes, halved lengthwise

  • 1 pound peeled cooked shrimp, (21-25 per pound; thawed if frozen), tails removed (see Tip)

  • 18 thin slices cucumber

  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces

Directions
  1. 6 sandwiches

  2. Place carrot and vinegar in a small bowl; stir to combine. Let marinate while preparing the rest of the ingredients.

  3. Place cilantro, mayonnaise, yogurt, fish sauce, lime juice and cayenne in a medium bowl; stir to combine. Spread 2 teaspoons of this sauce on the bottom half of each baguette. Add shrimp to the remaining sauce; toss to coat. Using a slotted spoon, divide carrot among the baguettes (discard vinegar). Top with shrimp, cucumber and scallions. Cut each baguette into two 6-inch sandwiches.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Per serving
Calories
202
Carbohydrates
19g
Fat
5g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
1g
Protein
21g
Cholesterol
155mg
Dietary Fiber
2g
Potassium
373mg
Sodium
491mg
Added Sugars
Exchanges
2 starch
2 very lean meat
Carbohydrate Servings
1 1/2
Vitamin A (50% daily value)
Vitamin C (25% dv)
Folate (20% dv)
Magnesium (17% dv).

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2 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-12-17 09:07:48 -0600 Report

I would just leave out the cayenne pepper and maybe add something that is more to your liking in the spice world. Perhaps some ginger. That is a little heat without the eye burning of hotter peppers.

SleeplessinOR
SleeplessinOR 2013-12-17 08:00:12 -0600 Report

Sounds good but I do wonder just how spicy it is. I can't handle a lot of spice. As usual there is no notes or tips here when it tell us to see them. I do wish they were here as it might help me to decide if I would like this sandwich or not. I have never tried fish sauce so don't know how spicy that is or isn't. I would hate to buy some and then find that I was never going to use it again as it was to spicy for me.