300 Big & Bold Barbecue & Grilling Recipes by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig, includes recipes like Wood-Grilled Filipino Pork Steaks with Pineapple Tangerine Glaze; Wasabi Grilled Scallops with Japanese Beans; and Vietnamese Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Carrot and Daikon Relish.
From Vancouver to San Diego, these sandwiches (known as banh mi ga) have developed a devoted following. True fusion food from the French occupation of Indochina, the combination of French bread, grilled chicken, a sweet-and-sour crunchy relish (known as do chua) and aromatic cilantro make this an ideal hot-weather dish.
Be an efficient barbecuer. Wrap and freeze leftover grilled chicken for later use in dishes like this one.
1. Prepare the relish: In a bowl, whisk together vinegar, sugar and salt. Stir in carrot and radish. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
2. Spread the cut sides of each baguette with butter. Arrange chicken on one half of the baguette and top with relish, jalapeño and cilantro. Close the baguette and press gently so that the juices permeate the bread. Serve immediately.
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