Sriracha Smoked Oyster Appetizer


Being sick is no fun.  Since moving to Washington I have gotten terribly sick every February, we’re talking bronchitis, pneumonia out of work for weeks sick.  After four years of this, I’ve said “ENOUGH!”.  This February I’ve worked hard to eat right, exercise, wash hands and stay away from sick people.  I’m now on the tail end of a cold but nothing like previous years.  The funny thing about when I get sick , is I start wanting foods that other people might consider strange.  My latest recipe is one of those creations that fits as a classy appetizer or a quick and easy snack to go alongside a ginger ale (or beer if you’re not sick!).

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Banh Mi Vietnamese Sandwich

Banh Mi Sandwich

I’ve had a lot of women ask me “how can I get my husband to eat Asian food?” or say “my son won’t eat Asian food!”.  Well here is the recipe you’ve been looking for.  First of all, don’t tell them it’s Banh Mi, or Asian, just call it a Steak Sandwich…say it with me now…STEAK SANDWICH.  What man or teenage boy wouldn’t flip head over heals for those two words?

Go try it, just say “Honey, would you like a steak sandwich for dinner?”  Love that reaction!

This tasty sandwich only takes a few minutes of prep and is so filling.  The recipe is from my friend Jaden’s brand new cookbook.  More about her, the cookbook, and her book tour in my next post…including a GIVEAWAY.

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