Chef Tom fires up the Kamado Joe for this smoked Pork Belly Banh Mi with scratch made pickled daikon & carrots, fresh cilantro and jalapeños stuffed into a baguette spread with Sriracha mayo. Your taste buds will thank you!
Pork Belly Banh Mi
- 2 lb pork belly, skin off, sliced into 2” strips
- Dizzy Pig Pineapple Head
- 1 cup cilantro leaves
- 1/2 cup cumcumber, sliced
- 1/2 cup jalapeño, sliced
For the marinade:
- 1 cup Kim’s Asian BBQ Sauce
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup fish sauce
- Juice of 1 lime
For the Pickled Carrot & Daikon: (12 servings)
- 4 oz carrots, peeled, julienned
- 4 oz daikon, peeled, julienned
- 2/3 cup warm water
- 2/3 cup rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp Jacobsen Salt Co. Kosher Sea Salt
For the Sriracha Mayo:
- 1/2 cup Kewpie Mayonaisse
- 1 tbsp Sriracha
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To make the marinade, combine the Kim’s Asian BBQ Sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce and lime juice and whisk well to combine. Place the pork belly in a large zip-top bag. Pour the marinade over the pork. Squeeze the air out of the bag and massage the marinade into the pork. Transfer to the refrigerator and marinate overnight.
To make the pickled carrot and daikon, whisk the salt and sugar into the warm water until dissolved. Add the rice vinegar. Pour the pickling liquid over the carrots and daikon, in a sealable container. Make sure the carrots and daikon are totally submerged. Cover. Refrigerate overnight before using.
Preheat your Kamado Joe Classic II to 300ºF, set up for smoking. Place a fist sized chunk of pecan wood on the coal bed.
Remove the pork from the marinade. Remove most excess marinade from the surface. Season with Dizzy Pig Pineapple Head. Transfer to the grill.
Smoker the pork belly strips until they reach an internal temperature of 200ºF, about 1.5- 2 hours. Remove from the grill and rest 10 minutes before slicing into 1/4”-1/2” strips.
Combine the ingredients for the Sriracha mayo and mix well.
To assemble the Pork Belly Banh Mi sandwiches, slice the baguette open horizontally, leaving the bun hinged (attached on one side). Spread the Sriracha mayo on the top and bottom buns. Cover the bottom bun with cilantro leaves. Lay out slices of cucumber on top of the cilantro. Lay out strips of pork belly over the cucumber. Top the pork with the sliced jalapeños and pickled carrots and daikon. Close the bun around the fillings.