This sandwich is inspired on the Vietnamese summer rolls, that's why I call it a "Vietnamese Sub". I love the summer rolls but they can be quite time consuming to make, so I decided to put some of the flavours that I like from the rolls in a sandwich. One of the things I love about the fresh salad rolls is the peanut dipping sauce that comes with them, so I made my own Asian-peanut spread for the sandwich by combining peanut butter, hoisin sauce and mayonnaise. I added carrots, jicama and daikon as well as baked tofu. For extra crunchiness, I put some chopped peanuts inside the sandwich. Fresh cilantro adds to the theme, making this a one of a kind sandwich.
Vietnamese Tofu Sandwich Recipe:
makes 1 sandwich
You will need:
1 tablespoon of peanut butter (room temperature is best)
1 tablespoon of hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons of vegenaise (or regular mayonnaise)
1 baguette about 8 inches long
1/2 block of (1 piece) of baked tofu of your choice
1/2 carrot, peel and cut into thin strips
1/4 jicama, peeled and cut into this strips
1 small piece of daikon, cut into strips
a handful of fresh cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon of peanuts, roughly chopped
Mix the peanut butter with the hoisin sauce. Add the vegenaise until you get a creamy consistency. You might use more or less mayo depending on how you like the spread to taste.
Slice the bread lengthwise and spread the peanut-mayo on both sides.
Layer all the other ingredients to make your sandwich.
|If cutting vegetables is not your thing, use the large holes of a box grater to shred the carrots and jicama.|