Vietnamese Caramel Shrimp Banh Mi from Closet Cooking
(makes 4 servings)

1 baguette (cut into 4 sandwich sized lengths and sliced in half)
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 pound caramelized shrimp (see below)
1/4 cup pickled daikon radish
1/4 cup pickled carrots
1/2 cup cucumber (thinly sliced)
1 large handfull cilantro
2 birds eye chilies (sliced, optional)
soy sauce to taste

1. Assemble sandwiches and enjoy.

Vietnamese Caramel Shrimp
(makes 4 servings)

2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon oil
1 shallot (finely diced)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 pound shrimp (peeled and deviened)
1 tablespoon fish sauce
pepper to taste

1. Heat the sugar and water in a pan on medium-high heat until it caramelizes and turns a dark brown.
2. Carefully add the water and heat until the caramel dissolves.
3. Remove from heat and set aside.
4. Heat the oil in a pan.
5. Add the shallot and garlic and saute for 3-5 minutes.
6. Add the shrimp, caramel sauce, fish sauce and pepper and cook until the shrimp is pink all over, about 2-3 minutes.