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Jeff Mauro's twist on banh mi, the Vietnamese sandwich, substitutes turkey for the more traditional roast pork and pâté.
DirectionsTotal Time: 15 minutes
In a small saucepan, heat sugar and salt in rice wine vinegar until they dissolve. Mix cucumber and carrots in a medium heatproof bowl, pour in hot vinegar mixture, and let sit for at least an hour.
Preheat grill or grill pan on medium-high heat. In a medium bowl, mix brown sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, and 5-spice powder, if using. Add turkey and toss to coat. Grill each side until lightly caramelized.
In an oven heated to 350°, warm French bread 5 minutes. Meanwhile, mix mayonnaise and sriracha in a small bowl. Smear sriracha mayonnaise on bread bottoms and layer turkey, drained pickled vegetables, jalapeños, and cilantro leaves. Close bread top and serve.
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From the November 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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