Curtis Cascione Cookoff 6- 6-12 Viet Sandwich vs Fruit Salad

Curtis Cascione Cookoff 6 6 12 Viet Sandwich vs Fruit Salad

Steve's Fruits Salad


picnic fruit salad

1/4 cup chopped almonds

1 cup strawberries chopped

1 cup blueberries

2 cups chopped baby spinach

1/8 cup balsamac vinegar

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp. honey

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

mix all well refrigerate and serve cold


Mark's Vietnamese Bahn Mi Sandwich:


* 1/2 cup rice vinegar

* 1/4 cup water

* 1/4 cup white sugar

* 1/4 cup carrot, cut into 1/16-inch-thick matchsticks

* 1/4 cup white (daikon) radish, cut into 1/16-inch-thick matchsticks

* 1/4 cup thinly sliced white onion

* 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast half, or sliced pork tenderloin

* garlic salt to taste

* ground black pepper to taste

* 1 (12 inch) French baguette

* 4 tablespoons mayonnaise

* 1/4 cup thinly sliced cucumber

* 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves

* 1 small jalapeno pepper – seeded and cut into 1/16-inch-thick matchsticks

* 1 wedge lime


1. Place rice vinegar, water, and sugar into a saucepan over medium
heat, bring to a boil, and stir until the sugar has dissolved, about 1
minute. Allow the mixture to cool.

2. Pour the cooled vinegar mixture over the carrot, radish, and onion
in a bowl, and allow to stand for at least 30 minutes. Drain off the
excess vinegar mixture after the vegetables have marinated.

3. While the vegetables are marinating, preheat the oven's broiler,
and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Lightly oil a
slotted broiler pan.

4. Sprinkle the chicken breast with garlic salt and pepper, and broil
on slotted broiler pan, turning once, until the center of the chicken
breast is no longer pink and the surface has browned, about 6 minutes
per side. Remove the broiled chicken, and slice into bite-size pieces.
Or pan seer pork tenderloin with salt, black pepper and red pepper. Then
finish in an over-safe pan, 400 fro 35 to 40 minutes. Let stand 10
minutes then thinly slice

5. Slice the baguette in half the long way, and pull the center of
the bread out of the baguette halves, leaving a cavity for the filling.
Place the baguette halves under the broiler to lightly toast, 2 to 3

6. To assemble the bahn mi sandwich, spread each half of the toasted
baguette with mayonnaise, and fill the cavity of the bottom half of the
bread with broiled chicken or pork, cucumber slices, pickled carrot,
onion, and radish, cilantro leaves, and jalapeno pepper. Squeeze a wedge
of lime over the filling, and top with the other half of the baguette.