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Real Flavor, Real Fast: Banh Mi Sandwiches



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As y’all know I often make meatless recipes (no, I am not vegetarian, but simply it’s less time consuming after I get home from work). Honestly, sometimes a girl needs meat. And if I’m going to eat meat, it’s going to be pork because, let’s be real – pork is the most tender, juicy and flavorful.


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I went to Safeway and bought Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork to make one of my new favorite recipes… Banh Mi sandwiches! This recipe can be made in 30 minutes or LESS! Especially if you prep the night before. Perfect for any night of the week or weekends… or both!


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Whether you’re asking yourself “What’s for dinner?” or your kids, spouse, or parents ask the question, you won’t have to dread it because there is an easy and flavorful option with Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork. #RealFlavorRealFast

Serves: 2-4
Prep Time: 10-20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Sandwich Fixings (can be prepped a day ahead if desired):

+ 3/4-1 cup of carrots, grated
+ 1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced
+ 3-4 radishes, thinly sliced or julienned
+ Cilantro, to taste
+ Basil, to taste
+ Toasted sesame seeds (optional)
+ Buns or a baguette

Sandwich Spread (can be prepped a day ahead if desired):

+ 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
+ 2 green onions, finely chopped
+ 1 tablespoon sriracha or chili garlic sauce


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Meat:

+ Smithfield Marinated Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Pork Tenderloin, cut crosswise into 1/2 inch thick rounds, then cut into thin strips
+ 1/4 cup soy sauce
+ 2 tablespoons sesame oil
+ 2 tablespoons honey
+ 2 tablespoons fish sauce
+ 2 tablespoons sriracha or chili garlic sauce
+ Juice of 1/2 lime
+ 1 tablespoon lemongrass, finely chopped

Directions

+ Prep sandwich fixings and spread if you did not do it ahead of time.
+ Whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, fish sauce, sriracha/chili garlic sauce, lime juice, and lemongrass in a small bowl.
+ Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in large non-stick skillet over medium to high heat.
+ Add pork strips and sauté until pork is brown and cooked through.
+ Add sauce to the skillet and toss pork strips until all are fully coated.
+ Reduce to medium heat and cook until some of the sauce is absorbed.
+ Begin assembling sandwiches, starting with your baguette/bun. (I highly recommend toasting or grilling it if you have time!)
+ Add sandwich spread to lightly coat the bottom half of the baguette/bun.
+ Add pork, carrots, cucumber, radishes. Garnish with cilantro and basil to taste, and finish it off with a sprinkling of sesame seeds if desired.

If you’ve been hesitant about hopping on the pork train, give Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork a try. They have a variety of flavors (Applewood Smoked Bacon Pork Loin Filet, Steakhouse Mushroom Pork Loin Filet and more!) and cuts (tenderloins, loin filets, and roasts) and can be purchased at Safeway. Perfect for grilling, roasting, or sautéing.

For more delicious Smithfield Fresh Pork recipes, visit:

http://www.smithfield.com/meal-ideas/real-flavor-real-fast/

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork. The opinions and text are all mine.

As y’all know I often make meatless recipes (no, I am not vegetarian, but simply it’s less time consuming after I get home from work). Honestly, sometimes a girl needs meat. And if I’m going to eat meat, it’s going to be pork because, let’s be real – pork is the most tender, juicy and flavorful.

I went to Safeway and bought Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork to make one of my new favorite recipes… Banh Mi sandwiches! This recipe can be made in 30 minutes or LESS! Especially if you prep the night before. Perfect for any night of the week or weekends… or both!

Whether you’re asking yourself “What’s for dinner?” or your kids, spouse, or parents ask the question, you won’t have to dread it because there is an easy and flavorful option with Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork. #RealFlavorRealFast

Serves: 2-4

Prep Time: 10-20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Sandwich Fixings (can be prepped a day ahead if desired):

  • 3/4-1 cup of carrots, grated
  • 1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 3-4 radishes, thinly sliced or julienned
  • Cilantro, to taste
  • Basil, to taste
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Buns or a baguette

Sandwich Spread (can be prepped a day ahead if desired):

  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha or chili garlic sauce

Meat:

  • Smithfield Marinated Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Pork Tenderloin, cut crosswise into 1/2 inch thick rounds, then cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha or chili garlic sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tablespoon lemongrass, finely chopped

Directions

  • Prep sandwich fixings and spread if you did not do it ahead of time.
  • Whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, fish sauce, sriracha/chili garlic sauce, lime juice, and lemongrass in a small bowl.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in large non-stick skillet over medium to high heat.
  • Add pork strips and sauté until pork is brown and almost cooked through.
  • Add sauce to the skillet and toss pork strips until all are fully coated.
  • Reduce to medium heat and cook until some of the sauce is absorbed and the pork is brown and slightly crispy on the edges.
  • Begin assembling sandwiches, starting with your baguette/bun. (I highly recommend toasting or grilling it if you have time!)
  • Add sandwich spread to lightly coat the bottom half of the baguette/bun.
  • Add pork, carrots, cucumber, radishes. Garnish with cilantro and basil to taste, and finish it off with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.

If you’ve been hesitant about hopping on the pork train, give Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork a try. They have a variety of flavors (Applewood Smoked Bacon Pork Loin Filet, Steakhouse Mushroom Pork Loin Filet and more!) and cuts (tenderloins, loin filets, and roasts) and can be purchased at Safeway. Perfect for grilling, roasting, or sautéing.

For more delicious Smithfield Fresh Pork recipes, visit:

http://www.smithfield.com/meal-ideas/real-flavor-real-fast/

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork. The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Smithfield®. The opinions and text are all mine.