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Grilled Lemongrass Turkey Banh Mi

An easy recipe for flavourful Grilled Lemongrass Turkey Banh Mi using ground turkey.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Vietnamese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 174kcal
Author Michelle


  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce I used Red Boat, but you can use any brand you have available
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 stalk fresh lemongrass finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon shallot minced
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil I used avocado oil
  • 330 g or appx 2 fresh turkey breast cutlets, pounded thin
  • 2 tablespoon salted butter room temperature
  • 2 x 8" French baguettes sliced lengthwise and in half
  • 2 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • do chua Vietnamese pickled daikon & carrot
  • ½ cucumber sliced lengthwise
  • a few sprigs cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno sliced


  • In a medium bowl, combine the fish sauce, sugar, minced lemongrass, soy sauce, garlic, shallot, and oil. Mix together. Add in the turkey breasts and coat each side with the marinade.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place into the fridge for at least 6 hours, or preferably overnight.
  • Preheat grill to 200°C/392°F. Place marinated turkey breast onto the grill.
  • Cook for 5 minutes and carefully flip, cooking for another 5-6 minutes. Remove from grill and place onto a plate.
  • Cover the cooked turkey breasts with aluminum foil and let them rest for 10 minutes.
  • Assemble the banh mi sandwiches by spreading some butter on the bottom of the baguette and mayonnaise on the top half.
  • Add the grilled turkey breast, and top with do chua (pickled daikon and carrot), some cucumber, cilantro, and jalapeno (if you like it a little spicy).
  • Enjoy immediately. Grilled Lemongrass Turkey Banh Mi sandwiches may be tightly wrapped and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Another option is to keep the grilled lemongrass turkey and vegetables separately and assemble prior to eating.


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 533mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg