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Pronounced “show-pow”. This here is my easy Americanized knock-off of a classic Filipino snack. Fluffy, tasty, and charming little steamed buns!
(For excessive food photography and step-by-step instructions, check out the related blog post.)
Sautee grated ginger and garlic in olive and sesame oil over medium-low heat. Add pork, soy sauce, red chili sauce, and apricot preserves. Stir water and cornstarch together till you get a slurry, then add to the meat mixture. Stir often and cook over medium-low heat till everything is incorporated. Remove from heat and set aside to cool a bit.
Pop open the biscuit cans and seperate the raw biscuits. Take each biscuit and roll it out flat to about 1/8 inch thickness. Place about a tablespoon of the meat mixture in the center of the dough. Fold two opposite sides of the dough up over the mixture and pinch together. Then fold the remaining sides of the dough up over the top of the previous seam. Pinch together and twist to seal. Repeat for all biscuits.
Take a large pot and boil about an inch of water in the bottom. Line a vegetable steamer basket with parchment paper. Place the raw siopao seam-side-down on the parchment paper. Place the siopao-laden steamer basket in the pot and close the lid. Allow to steam for about 20 minutes, checking for done-ness at after 17 minutes. Once done, remove from heat and serve with Sassy Sauce.
Add apricot preserves, soy sauce, and hot red chili sauce to a pot. Heat and stir over medium-low heat until fully incorporated. Pour into a bowl and dip your siopao.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!