Chinese Steamed Buns With BBQ Pork Filling
1/2 pound boneless pork loin roast
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
3 tablespoons shallots, chopped
1/3 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 recipe Chinese Steamed Buns
Mix together pork, barbecue sauce, shallots, flour, chicken stock, soy sauce, oil, and sugar. Chill in refrigerator for at least 6 hours.
Prepare dough for Chinese Steamed Buns.
Shape dough into balls. Roll each out into a circle, (like Won-Ton wrappers). Put 1 tablespoonful of prepared meat mixture in the center of each circle, and wrap dough around filling. Place seams down onto wax paper squares. Let stand until doubled, about 30 minutes.
Bring water to a boil in wok, and reduce heat to medium; the water should still be boiling. Place steam-plate on a small wire rack in the middle of the wok. Transfer as many buns on wax paper as will comfortably fit onto steam-plate leaving 1 to 2 inches between the buns. At least 2 inches space should be left between steam-plate and the wok. Cover wok with lid. Steam buns over boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes.
REMOVE LID BEFORE you turn off heat, or else water will drip back onto bun surface and produce yellowish “blisters” on bun surfaces. Continue steaming batches of buns until all are cooked.
Makes 24 Buns