Friday, April 8, 2011

Banh Mi Dogs with Asian Peanut Slaw

Day two of our playing with hot dog toppings is a combination I've wanted to try for awhile now, a dog with all the toppings of a banh mi. Banh mi can be made with lots of different meats, pork, chicken, ham so, why not a hot dog?!
Banh Mi Dog & Asian Peanut Slaw
We started with a nice hoagie roll smearing one side with mayonnaise and the other with homemade pate. Then we added some pickled carrots and sliced jalapeno. Topped that with a good 100% pork dog (though any good hot dog will work) & a good handful of fresh cilantro. It really worked as a sandwich though, for our dogs, it really required a lot of toppings otherwise the seasoning in the dogs overpowered everything else. A good way to have a banh mi if you don't have any other cooked meat on hand.

We served the dogs with an Asian Peanut Slaw. I adapted Alton Brown's recipe by having it, leaving a few things out like mint & adding Sriracha. It is very peanuty & we ended up adding more soy but next time I think I'd also add a little more vinegar for a touch more tang. It makes for a really colorful side dish with the red peppers, carrots & onions.

Asian Peanut Slaw
(adapted from Alton Brown's)

1 small head napa cabbage, sliced thin (about 2 cups)
1 carrot, grated
1/4 c thinly sliced red pepper
1 T minced jalapeno
1/4 c sliced red onion
1/4 c rice wine vinegar (I would use a little more next time I make this)
1/4 c peanut butter
2 1/2 t soy sauce
1 t sesame oil
1 1/2 t lime juice
dash of Sriracha
pinch of dried ginger

Mix the cabbage, carrot, peppers & onion together in a bowl.

Whisk the remaining ingredients together until smooth. Stir into vegetables until coated. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

Makes 2 - 3 servings.

Ok, we have a couple dogs left, what unusual toppings do you suggest?

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Maris (In Good Taste) said...

Wow! You can really turn an ordinary hot dog into a work of art!

Claire Dawson said...

I might be missing it, but where are the peanuts in the peanut slaw?

Peter M said...

Oh HEll Yeah...I could go for one of these right now for lunch!

kat said...

Omg Claire you are right I totally left the peanut butter out of the ingredient list. Fixed!

Lori said...

What a great idea! And this slaw is going to be my next side dish. Yum!

Deborah said...

I've never had a banh mi, but I can tell I'd love this hot dog! The slaw sounds really delicious and different as well.

vanillasugarblog said...

i love this! you nailed it.
put that slaw on the dog. printing this one fo sho!

Barbara said...

I'm loving this slaw. Alton Brown is kind of odd, but he sure has some good recipes! One of my favorite salads is his edamame and corn.

Lori said...

This is thinking outside the box. I totally love the idea. Sometimes I want to make a bahn mi sandwich but dont want to go through all the fuss. This would a quick was to whip one up.

grace said...

the amount of cilantro on that dog is ridiculous...ridiculously perfect. great idea!

Anonymous said...

This is so creative. Banh mi dog looks like a winner - easy and appetizing.

Keane said...

Oh man! Banh mi dog's are a phenomenal idea! I may have to give this a try!

Jenn @leftoverqueen said...


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