Shrimp Bánh Mì with Pickled Vegetables & Beet Salad

Shrimp Bánh Mì

with Pickled Vegetables & Beet Salad

Group Created with Sketch. 35 min
Wellness at Blue Apron
Find recipes that suit your lifestyle with our new nutritionist-approved dietary tags.
Vegetarian
Our vegetarian recipes contain no red meat, poultry, fish, or seafood, and may include eggs, animal-based dairy products, and honey.
Plant-Forward
Our Plant-Forward recipes are designed by our chefs to help support a flexible diet that emphasizes plant-based foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and other legumes like lentils and soy foods, and includes occasional, moderate portions of meat, poultry, fish, and seafood.
Carb Conscious
Our Carb Conscious recipes provide a balanced approach to carbohydrate consumption by replacing refined carbohydrates from sources like white flour, rice, and cane sugar with high-fiber foods like fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. *Our Carb Conscious recipes have 48g or less of net carbohydrates (total carbohydrates minus dietary fiber) per serving.
500 Calories Or Less
Mediterranean
Our Mediterranean recipes are inspired by the Mediterranean Diet, a healthy eating plan recommended by the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans to promote health and wellness, which highlights the flavors and cooking styles from countries along the Mediterranean Sea, including those in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. These recipes showcase a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, as well as lean proteins and moderate portions of dairy.
  • icon-servings Created with Sketch.
    2 Servings
  • icon-nutrition Created with Sketch. Est. 680 Cals/serving

Bánh mì—a staple of Vietnamese cuisine—is an irresistible sandwich named for the crunchy, fluffy bread it’s made with. ("Bánh" means "bread" and "mì" means "wheat" in Vietnamese.) In this recipe, we’re turning báhn mì into a delicious dinner by filling the sandwiches with authentically spiced shrimp and a pair of complementary toppings: Vietnamese-style pickled onion and carrot and a creamy aioli (made with sriracha for a dash of heat). We're using the pickles again in a beet side salad, dressed with a unique vinaigrette featuring the pickling liquid for sweet, tangy piquancy.

Get Cooking
fresh
ingredients
Shrimp Bánh Mì with Pickled Vegetables & Beet Salad
Title
tried-and-true
kitchen tools
time-saving
tips & techniques
step-by-step
instructions
Prepare the ingredients:
1 Prepare the ingredients:

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Heat a medium pot of salted water to boiling on high. Cut off and discard the ends of the beet; peel and medium dice on a paper towel-lined cutting board. Peel, halve and thinly slice the onion. Peel and grate the carrot. Slice the rolls lengthwise, leaving them intact. Pick the cilantro leaves off the stems; discard the stems. To make the sriracha mayo, in a bowl, combine the mayonnaise and as much of the sriracha as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper to taste. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels; place in a bowl. Season with salt, pepper and the spice blend; toss to coat.

Cook the beet:
2 Cook the beet:

Add the beet to the pot of boiling water. Cook 24 to 26 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a knife. Drain thoroughly and transfer to a medium bowl.

Pickle the vegetables:
3 Pickle the vegetables:

While the beet cooks, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), combine the carrot, onion, vinegar, sugar and ⅓ cup of water; season with salt and pepper. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved and the liquid is slightly reduced in volume. Transfer the mixture to a heatproof bowl and set aside to pickle, stirring occasionally, for at least 10 minutes. Rinse and wipe out the pan.

Make the salad:
4 Make the salad:

To the bowl of cooked beet, add ¼ of the pickled vegetables and 2 tablespoons of the pickling liquid. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to combine; season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving dish.

Cook the shrimp:
5 Cook the shrimp:

In the pan used to pickle the vegetables, heat 2 teaspoons of oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned shrimp; cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through. Remove from heat.

Toast the rolls & plate your dish:
6 Toast the rolls & plate your dish:

Place the rolls on a sheet pan. Toast in the oven 2 to 4 minutes, or until crispy. Spread a layer of the sriracha mayo into each roll. Top with the cooked shrimp, remaining sriracha mayo and remaining pickled vegetables (draining before adding). Divide between 2 plates and serve with the salad. Garnish with the cilantro. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

About Blue Apron

Ba hero

Blue Apron delivers original, step-by-step recipes and fresh ingredients to customers nationwide. Our menus change every week, so with each delivery you learn to cook inventive new dishes with seasonal ingredients. By letting us source these hard-to-find ingredients for you, you'll get food that is fresher and cheaper than you can get at your local supermarket, and there's no waste because we only send you what you need for each recipe.

We named our company “Blue Apron” because chefs around the world wear blue aprons when they're learning to cook, and it has become a symbol of lifelong learning in cooking. We believe you're never done learning in the kitchen, so we design our menus to ensure you're always learning new cooking techniques, trying new cuisines, and using unique ingredients.

Blue Apron is a weekly subscription service with no commitment - you can skip a week or cancel at any time with a week's notice. We can't wait to cook with you!

Get This Recipe Delivered
Prepare the ingredients:
1 Prepare the ingredients:

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Heat a medium pot of salted water to boiling on high. Cut off and discard the ends of the beet; peel and medium dice on a paper towel-lined cutting board. Peel, halve and thinly slice the onion. Peel and grate the carrot. Slice the rolls lengthwise, leaving them intact. Pick the cilantro leaves off the stems; discard the stems. To make the sriracha mayo, in a bowl, combine the mayonnaise and as much of the sriracha as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper to taste. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels; place in a bowl. Season with salt, pepper and the spice blend; toss to coat.

2 Cook the beet:

Add the beet to the pot of boiling water. Cook 24 to 26 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a knife. Drain thoroughly and transfer to a medium bowl.

Cook the beet:
3 Pickle the vegetables:

While the beet cooks, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), combine the carrot, onion, vinegar, sugar and ⅓ cup of water; season with salt and pepper. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved and the liquid is slightly reduced in volume. Transfer the mixture to a heatproof bowl and set aside to pickle, stirring occasionally, for at least 10 minutes. Rinse and wipe out the pan.

4 Make the salad:

To the bowl of cooked beet, add ¼ of the pickled vegetables and 2 tablespoons of the pickling liquid. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to combine; season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving dish.

Make the salad:
Cook the shrimp:
5 Cook the shrimp:

In the pan used to pickle the vegetables, heat 2 teaspoons of oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned shrimp; cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through. Remove from heat.

6 Toast the rolls & plate your dish:

Place the rolls on a sheet pan. Toast in the oven 2 to 4 minutes, or until crispy. Spread a layer of the sriracha mayo into each roll. Top with the cooked shrimp, remaining sriracha mayo and remaining pickled vegetables (draining before adding). Divide between 2 plates and serve with the salad. Garnish with the cilantro. Enjoy!

Toast the rolls & plate your dish: