French colonial rule in Vietnam influenced the country's cooking profoundly, as here with this street-food sandwich (banh mi), usually served on a baguette. The spicy mayo melange really adds tartness and spice. You could also use it for dressing a Vietnamese-inspired coleslaw.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, June/July 2005


Recipe Summary

25 mins
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place carrot and vinegar in a small bowl; stir to combine. Let marinate while preparing the rest of the ingredients.

  • Place cilantro, mayonnaise, yogurt, fish sauce, lime juice and cayenne in a medium bowl; stir to combine. Spread 2 teaspoons of this sauce on the bottom half of each baguette. Add shrimp to the remaining sauce; toss to coat. Using a slotted spoon, divide carrot among the baguettes (discard vinegar). Top with shrimp, cucumber and scallions. Cut each baguette into two 6-inch sandwiches.


A pungent Southeast Asian sauce made from salted, fermented fish. Found in the Asian section of large supermarkets and in Asian specialty markets.

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 21.4g; carbohydrates 19.2g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 2.8g; fat 4.5g; saturated fat 0.6g; cholesterol 154.9mg; vitamin a iu 3441.7IU; vitamin c 6.4mg; folate 13.2mcg; calcium 84.2mg; iron 2.2mg; magnesium 17.8mg; potassium 373.3mg; sodium 500.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
Great recipe. Only thing I'd add is to toast the baguette in the oven so it's warm and crisp. I also added sliced japaleno and omitted the mayonnaise and just used greek yogurt. It was delicious! I can't wait to make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent for a summer meal and you don't have to heat up the house making dinner. This is a favorite at my house and a quick and easy thing to fix. Good paired with lemongrass flavored rice especially. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Guilt-free awesome sandwich This sandwich is creamy yet refreshing. At my place we are huge fans of Asian inspired cuisine but a lot of recipes call for a lot of oil to fry the food. This is a great alternative! I added a little bit of curry and cumin powder to my sauce to make it extra tasty. I was great! Pros: Super easy to make absolutely delicious great when it's warm out because of the short cooking time Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Simple to make and delicious. I will especially enjoy making this on a really hot summer night when I don't want to turn on the oven. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Why not replace the baguettes with a wrap of romaine lettuce or endives. You save the carbs and I'm sure that option would keep the fresh taste of the shrimp just as well.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was really good and better than I expected! The marinaded carrots shrimp & sauce combination was perfect. I toasted the bread just a personal preference. We will absolutely make this again! Read More