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2. Around The World in 80 BBQs - China

Posted in Recipes by Paddy McGranaghan on 19/03/2017

The second destination on our around the world BBQ tour is China!

We've adapted a very traditional chinese dish for cooking on your Weber BBQ.

This dish may be one of the most complex recipes that we will post but it's something very different and sure to impress your guests.

Comprising of sticky sweet pork which is braised and grilled and a soft pillowy tender steamed bao bun, we think this recipe is a real winner.

Who'd have though it? Steamed Pork Boa Buns on the BBQ!

Steamed Pork Boa Buns

INGREDIENTS

For the filling:

  • 8 Tbsp of Honey
  • 8 Tbsp of Soy Sauce
  • 8 Tbsp of Hoisin Sauce
  • 5 Tbsp of Mirin Rice Wine
  • 2 Tbsp of Sesame/Peanut Oil
  • 8 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 1.5 Tsp Chinese five spice
  • 1.8kg Pork Shoulder
  • 2 Tbsp Cornstarch

For the buns:

  • 2 Sachets of active dried yeast
  • 1.5 cups of warm water
  • 3 Tbsp of Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp of cold pressed bran oil
  • 4 Tsp of baking powder
  • 5 cups of plain flour

Garnish to taste:

  • Spring onions (roughly chopped)
  • Red Chillies (roughly chopped)

IN THE KITCHEN

The night before:

  • Combine all the spices and seasonings for the pork in a mixing bowl.
  • Slice your pork into inch thick strips.
  • Bag up your pork with the marinade and leave overnight.

On the day:

  • Combine the warm water, yeast and a pinch of sugar. Stir.
  • Sit for 10 minutes until frothy; add the 4 Tbsp of oil.
  • In another bowl - combine flour, baking powder and the remaining sugar.
  • Ideally use a mixer machine and slowly add the yeast mixture.
  • Mix until you form a ragged dough ball; it should be slightly sticky.
  • Turn out the dough onto a floured board and kneed to form a smooth ball.
  • Place into a large oiled mixing bowl, coat with oil.
  • Cover with cling film; pressing the film directly onto the dough.
  • Set in a warm place & leave to rise for an hour
  • The dough ball should double in size.
  • Portion the dough balls onto small squares of parchment paper.
  • Steam for 10 minutes; ideally using a bamboo steamer.

EQUIPMENT

  • Weber Genesis E330 Gas BBQ
  • Large drip trays
  • Tongs
  • Gloves

AT THE BBQ

  • Using the indirect method slowly cook your marinated pork until tender.
  • Sear the pork strips to add some colour and carmelise the sweet sticky marinade.

  • Dice the chopped pork.
  • Using your side burner combine the meat pieces and cooking juices.
  • Combine cornstarch with an equal measure of warm water; add to pork sauce to thicken.
  • Cook down until a thick meaty filling is formed.

  • Prepare the dough as instructed and steam!

  • You can either slice open your cooked bun and stuff with filling or form the dough around the filling and steam the bun with the filling inside!
  • When cooked, rip open and garnish to taste. Delicious!

Recipe sourced from Two Lazy Gourmets


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