Your taste buds will thank you when the savoury flavour of SPAM® Classic is enhanced with marinated onions, carrots, cucumber and jalapeno and drizzled with Sriracha mayo in this Bánh Mi sandwich recipe.
Submitted by SPAM® fan Adam Weidert
2 (340g) cans SPAM® Classic, thinly sliced
30g French sandwich rolls or baguettes (store bought)
1 medium yellow onion
1 jalapeño pepper
1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
225g sweet chili sauce
85g soy sauce
1 cup mayonnaise
3 cups rice wine vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup sesame oil
55g vegetable oil
Using a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the rice vinegar, sesame oil, and sugar until fully dissolved.
Julienne the onion, carrot, cucumber, and jalapeno, then add to the mixing bowl.Refrigerate for 25 minutes, stirring twice.
After 25 minutes, strain the liquid from the vegetables and add the cilantro.
Mix the mayonnaise and Sriracha in a small bowl, and set aside.
In a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, add vegetable oil and SPAM® Classic. Fry until crispy and then remove from the pan.
Strain the fat from the pan
Deglaze the same pan with the soy sauce, then add the sweet chili sauce. Immediately remove the pan from heat and stir until the sauce is sticky, about 1 minute.
Open the steamed bun and slather Sriracha mayo on top and bottom.
Fill each sandwich with equal amounts of SPAM® slices and pickled veggies.