Báhn Mì Pizza
I think I’ve found a new hobby, turning delicious foods into pizza. Like this incredibly, insanely delicious Bahn Mi pizza.
I am a big time menu planner and I usually try to plan at least a weeks’ worth of meals at a time, and sometimes more. I made this delicious carnitas recipe and knew I would have leftovers. That, on top of the fact I had this delicious aioli sitting in my cupboard just waiting to be used, randomly inspired this bomb a** pizza. The first time I had Bahn Mi was several years ago at Saigon Sisters in Chicago and I think I just stopped drooling over it like… last week. Hands down one of my favorite flavor combos is
south east asian flavors….scratch that, most asian flavors are my favorite. But Thai, Vietnamese, Korean ❤ ❤ ❤ maybe it’s the rice, ginger, lemongrass, curry, cilantro…not sure but I love it all.
Although I used this pre-made sauce for the base layer of the pizza, you could totally make your own. Just by mixing a little homemade mayo with chili sauce, lime juice, grated or powered ginger and tada! delicious creamy pizza base. Since national pizza day was this past Tuesday, I thought it was only fitting to share this recipe this week!Ingredients:
1 pizza crust of your choice
1/3 cup thai aioli or spicy mayo (see note above)
pork carnitas leftovers (around 1.5 cups)
1 cup mozzarella cheese
2 medium carrots, julienned
½ English cucumber, julienned
1/4 cup cilantro
Sriracha or thai chili sauce
►Preheat oven to 400° or what your pizza package directions say
►Spread thai aioli over pizza crust and top with shredded pork, mozzarella cheese, and julienned carrots.
►Bake in oven for 14-17 minutes or until ingredients are heated through and starting to brown.
►Remove from oven, garnish with the julienned cucumber and cilantro.
►Drizzle with spicy hot sauce if desired and ENJOY!!
Soooooo good. Pizza is like the chameleon of food. There are so many possibilities and any type is amazing! No, try me…. name one that isn’t good. Didn’t think so 🙂