Throughout the Pacific region you’ll find a multitude of Asian influences combined with American fare to make tasty Asian fusion dishes — like this Banh Mi Pizza.
Banh Mi Pizza
- Naan bread
- ¾ cup shredded carrots
- 4 radishes, thinly sliced
- ½ English cucumber, cut paper thin
- 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- ½ pound ground pork or chicken
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
- ½ teaspoon sriracha
- For the sauce:
- ½ cup low-fat mayo
- 1 ¼ teaspoon sriracha (or more if you like spice)
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- ½ teaspoon rice vinegar
- Salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
- In a medium bowl combine carrots, radishes, rice vinegar and sugar. Set aside.
- In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil and 1 teaspoon olive oil to medium-high heat. Add pork/chicken. Cook until brown and crispy, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add soy sauce, fish sauce and sriracha. Toss to coat. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Place naan on a baking sheet and brush 1 tablespoon sesame oil over naan. Cover with cheese and pork. Cook naan on baking dish until naan begins to turn golden brown and cheese is melted, about eight minutes.
- While the pizza is in the oven, make the sauce. Combine mayo, sriracha, sesame oil and rice vinegar. Season with salt to taste.
- Once the pizza comes out of the oven top with pickled veggies and cilantro. Drizzle with spicy sauce to serve.