Monday, June 25, 2012

Asian Pork Buns

I've shown these before but I thought it was worthwhile posting them again in case you missed it.  These are simple and very good.

Place 2 pounds of ground pork in a  bowl.  Add 1 small grated onion and a bunch of fresh chopped cilantro.

Add some salt and pepper and some granulated garlic. If using fresh garlic, mince 4 cloves.  Add 3 tablespoons of grated fresh ginger.  Add 2 tablespoons of sesame oil, 3 tablespoons of soy sauce and 2 tablespoons of fish sauce.

Add 2 eggs and mix together very well and fry a small piece to taste it.  Adjust seasoning accordingly.

For the dough, mix 1  1/2 cups of water, 1/2 cup of oil, some salt and pepper and 5-6 cups of flour.  Knead until you have a smooth dough.

Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces.

Roll each piece out to about a six inch circle.

Place a large scoop of the filling in the center of the dough.

Fold the edges towards the middle.

Pull all the edges together and give them a good twist and pinch together.

Place them on an oiled cookie sheet turning to coat all sides.

For the dipping sauce;  mix a jar of sweet chili sauce with 3 tablespoons of hoisin sauce, 1 tablespoon fish sauce and 2 tablespoon of soy sauce.  Add some srirachi sauce for heat if you wish it to be spicy.

Cook the buns in a skillet over medium heat until they are golden on both sides.

Finish them off in a 350 degree oven for 15  minutes.