'Banh Mi' on Serious Eats

Sautéed Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches With Pickled Vegetables, Cilantro, and Ginger-Chili Mayo

Inspired by both the Cantonese dish of crabs sautéed with scallions and ginger, and Vietnamese banh mi, these oversized soft-shell crab sandwiches feature lightly toasted soft baguettes packed with three crisp sautéed soft-shell crabs each, along with ginger-chili mayo, quick-pickled carrots and cucumbers, fresh scallions, and cilantro. More

Grilling: Steak Banh Mi

Need uses for over-purchased fish sauce? Same here. Mix it with sugar, shallots, garlic, and black pepper to make this sweet and salty marinade, which imparts a lot of flavor on thinly sliced sirloin tip for this killer banh mi. More

Serious Heat: The Quickie Banh Mi

Slathered with a mayo-Sriracha mixture, the banh mi is a Vietnamese-inspired sandwich that piles pickled veggies, cilantro, jalapenos and various meats on a French baguette. Just because there's no banh mi restaurant in your area, doesn't mean you can't experience the deliciousness of this exotic sandwich at home. More

Meat Lite: Hybrid Banh Mi

Editor's note: Philadelphia food writers Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond drop by each week with Meat Lite, which celebrates meat in moderation. Meat Lite was inspired by their book, Almost Meatless. At my local banh mi joint, I'm always... More

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