With this creation, Elle Simone Scott plays on the Vietnamese Bahn Mi sandwich. Bahn Mi means “bread” in Vietnamese, but Scott’s twist on the classic dish uses lettuce instead, while keeping the meat and pickled vegetables – hence the name, “No Bahn Mi.”
Serves 4: Two Wraps Per Person
PICKLED VEGETABLES INGREDIENTS:
SHIRO MISO FLANK STEAK INGREDIENTS:
To make the pickled vegetables, bring vinegar, sugar and 3 teaspoons kosher salt to a boil and whisk until sugar and salt dissolve, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and add all liquid and all vegetables into a sealable container and refrigerate. Can be held up to two weeks.
In a bowl, whisk white miso, ginger, mustard, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons oil until it reaches a paste-like consistency.
Add flank steak to the bowl, making sure both sides are coated with marinade. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 30 minutes.
Heat a grill or grill pan and brush with remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. When grill starts to smoke, place steak on and cook 3-5 minutes on each side or until desired doneness. Let rest for 5 minutes and slice against the grain.
Place 3 slices of steak in each lettuce leaf and top with pickled vegetables and cilantro.