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recipe: banh mi bites

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As you know I follow many bloggers, and always appreciate the wealth of information from the blogger community, here and there sharing the details with my readers. Being a San Franciscan, I must say we have the best Asian Kitchens, traditional or Asian infusion, and I swear every time I turn around, another one is popping up in the city, exciting me to try each and every one of them.

Anyway, one of my favorite bloggers here, had a recipe posted on her site I couldn’t pass up since it tapped into my Asian food cravings. Which happens on a daily basis, right around the lunch hour. This recipe I decided to try last night, except instead of using pork – which I don’t eat, I opted for Sweet Italian style chicken sausage from Trader Joe’s, adding my own touch to the very perfect recipe.

 

Serves 6-8 as a side dish

Ingredients

  • Meatballs
    • 1 pound ground pork
    • 1 bunch green onions, diced
    • 1 cup of cilantro, chopped
    • 1.5 tablespoons of sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
    • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
    • 1 tablespoon of shallot oil (for cooking)
  • ShallotAioli
    • 2 egg yolks, room temperature
    • 1 cup shallot oil
    • Juice of one small lemon (1.5 tablespoon)
    • salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish
    • 1 large carrot, grated
    • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
    • 1/4 cup of basil, chopped
    • 1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped
    • 1/4 cup of Amber Vinegar
  • 1 fresh baguette

 

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