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Mini Bahn Mi’s with Mandarin Asian Green Salad

165 minutes Difficulty:
Categories: Main Dish


  • 2 lbs. pork loin roast

Wet rub ingredients:

  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. black pepper
  • 3 t. smoked paprika
  • 3 t. ground ginger
  • 2 t. Sriracha
  • 1 t. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp all spice

Black soy balsamic dressing for salad:

  • 1/4 cup black soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 2 t. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 t.  toasted sesame seeds
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Pickled radish slaw:

  • 1/2 cup shredded cucumber
  • 1/2 cup shredded daikon radish
  • 2 tbs rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 red radishes, shredded
  • 1/4 sweet rice seasoning
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded, deveined and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 t. salt

Cilantro Aioli:

  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, packed well
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 t. salt

Additional ingredients:

  • 8 count mini French rolls, 3″ in length
  • 4 mandarin oranges
  • 1 lb Local Asian Mixed Greens (Windy City Havest)


In a medium sized mixing bowl, add ingredients for wet rub and mix.

Pat the roast down with a paper towel to remove excess moisture, which ensures the wet rub will adhere to the surface. Generously coat the roast with the wet rub. Place in a roasting pan and cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Let cool, slice thinly and add pan drippings to the sliced meat for extra flavor.

For slaw, combine the vinegar, salt and sweet rice seasoning and whisk. Pour mixture over shredded vegetables, refrigerate for 2 hours.

For dressing, blend all ingredients, slowing adding the oil to emulsify. Set aside until serving. Peel and segment the mandarin oranges and set aside.

To make the cilantro aioli, blend all ingredients until smooth.

To build the sandwich, slice the French roll open and toast with a brush of sesame oil. Place 4 oz of roasted pork on the bottom of the bun and 1 tbs of aioli on top then add 2 tbs of pickled radish slaw. Toss 1/2 cup of Asian mixed greens with 1 tbs of black soy dressing and plate. Place 8 segments of mandarins around the greens and place the bahn mi atop.

Serve and enjoy.