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Vietnamese Sandwich

Food Network Canada
YIELDS
3 servings
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Ingredients

Vietnamese Sandwich

1
French baguette, cut in thirds then halved part way through
1
cup pork pate preferably pate de campagne
2
tsp ground cinnamon
tsp ground cloves
2
Tbsp peanut oil
3
shallot, chopped
3
garlic, clove, minced
1
lb(s) lean ground pork
2
Tbsp Thai fish sauce
1
Tbsp fresh ginger
2 ½
Tbsp tamarind paste
salt
freshly cracked black pepper
½
cup unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped
1
head Boston lettuce
1
cup coriander, leaves, stems removed
½
lb(s) cured and cooked ham, not smoked, sliced, thinly

Pickled Garnish

1 ½
Tbsp sugar
¼
cup rice vinegar
1
cup water
1 ½
cup carrot, fine, julienne cut
1
cup daikon, julienned
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Directions

Step 1

Mix together the pâté, ground cinnamon and cloves. Set aside.

Step 2
Step 3

Heat peanut oil in a saucepan and sauté shallots and garlic for 1 minute. Add ground pork and brown. Stir until pork is cooked then add fish sauce, ginger, tamarind paste and brown sugar. Cook 3 to 4 minutes. Season. Add chopped peanuts and cook another 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Fold coriander into cooled pork mixture.

Step 4
Step 5

To assemble sandwich open the baguette. Spread on pâté. Top with a leaf of lettuce, some ham slices and pork mixture. Top with pickled vegetables.

Step 6

In a glass bowl dissolve sugar into rice vinegar and water. Taste and adjust vinegar. Add carrots and daikon radish. Mix well and cover with plastic. Refrigerate.

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