Giant Shrimp Banh Mi

Giant Shrimp Banh Mi

Serves: 3 people
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Giant Shrimp Banh Mi


  • 1 large carrot, thinly sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large French loaf
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha, more to taste
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced
  • Chopped cilantro


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It's GIANT shrimp banh mi!
  1. In a large mason jar mix together sugar, rice vinegar, salt and boiling water until salt and sugar dissolve.
  2. Add carrots and cucumbers to mason jar and shake until fully coated. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and voila! Quick pickled veggies.
  3. In a bowl mix together garlic, soy sauce, sugar, lemon juice and lime zest. Pour over shrimp and mix until shrimp is fully coated.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place shrimp in skillet in a single layer. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side until pink and cooked through.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and sriracha to make sriracha mayo. Taste and add more sriracha if desired.
  6. Cut French loaf open and broil until slightly toasted. Spread sriracha mayo on one side. Top with shrimp, quick pickled veggies, sliced jalapenos and cilantro.
  7. Carefully cut banh mi, serve and enjoy!