Friday, April 26, 2013

Lemongrass Shrimp Banh Mi

Lemongrass Shrimp Banh Mi


1 lb Shrimps, shelled and tail-off
2 Stalks Lemongrass, finely chopped

2 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped

2 Tbsp Fish Sauce
1 Tbsp Sugar
2 tsp Chili Flakes
¼ tsp Sea Salt

3 to 4 Tbsp Peanut Oil

4 (About 6-inches) Vietnamese-Style Baguette
Green Chilies, sliced

Asian Coleslaw {recipe as follow}


Lemongrass Shrimp: Mix the lemongrass, garlic, fish sauce, sugar, chili flakes, salt, and 3 tablespoons of peanut oil in a small bowl. Pour the mixture into the shrimp and marinate for about 20 minutes. When ready to serve, heat a large cast-iron pan over high heat and add 1 Tbsp of peanut oil. Add the shrimp and fry both side until fully cooked. Remove from the heat and set aside

Banh Mi/Sandwich: Lightly toast the baguette and spread some mayonnaise, and fill with shrimps, coleslaw, cilantro, and green chilies. Serve immediately.

Asian Coleslaw


454g/16oz/1 lb Mix Slaw (green & red cabbage, carrot)

4 Tbsp Finely Diced Red Onion
2 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped
3 Bird’s Eye Chilies, chopped

4 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
4 Tbsp Sugar

5 Tbsp Fish Sauce
¼ tsp Sea Salt, or to taste


Heat the vinegar and sugar in a small pan and bring to a boil. Simmer until the sugar has melted and then remove from the heat. Pour the syrup over the slaw and season well with salt. Toss everything together, and chilled before serving.


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  1. This is quite reminiscent of the shrimp po' boys I'm planning for lunch today. Quite fun.