Char Siu Inspired Mushroom Buns with Fresh Peanut Cucumber Salad

This dish takes inspiration from the sticky caramelized sauce used in Chinese Char siu. You will quickly prepare a delicious sauce using hoisin, soy, honey, rice vinegar and traditional Chinese five spice (a traditional blend of 5 unique spices). Cooking tip: when roasting the mushrooms, try not to overcrowd the baking tray. Overlapping will lead to steaming and not the desired result of crispness.

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Description

Char-Siu-Inspired-Mushroom-Buns Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 360 Grams Mushrooms
  • 1 Lebanese Cucumber
  • 2 Tablespoons Peanuts
  • 2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 2 3 Gram Pack Sugar
  • 1 6-Pack Steamed Buns
  • 1 Teaspoons Chinese Five-Spice & White Pepper
  • 3 Teaspoons Honey
  • 7 Teaspoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Hoisin
  • 1 Tablespoons Bean Sauce
  • About 660 Calories Per Serving
  • Makes 2 Servings

Instructions

Prepare Ingredients:

1

Prepare Ingredients:

Preheat oven to 220°C. Wash the fresh produce. Pat mushrooms clean with a damp paper towel and cut into ½ cm slices. Thinly slice cucumber. Roughly chop peanuts.

Marinate Cucumber:

2

Marinate Cucumber:

In a medium bowl, toss cucumber with half of rice vinegar, 1 pack of sugar, and a pinch of salt. Set aside to marinate at room temperature. Meanwhile, splash steamed buns with a little water, wrap in foil and heat until soft and pliable, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Make Char Siu Sauce:

3

Make Char Siu Sauce:

In a large bowl, whisk together remaining rice vinegar, remaining sugar, Chinese 5 spice & white pepper, 1½ tablespoons soy sauce, half of hoisin sauce, bean sauce, and honey.

Marinade Mushrooms:

4

Marinade Mushrooms:

Add mushrooms to the same bowl and stir to coat. Set aside to marinate at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine remaining soy sauce and remaining hoisin sauce and set aside.

Roast Mushrooms:

5

Roast Mushrooms:

On a lined baking tray, arrange mushrooms in a single layer. Roast until mushrooms are tender and sauce has caramelized, about 12 minutes.

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6

You Plate It:

Drain cucumber and divide evenly between plates. Top with peanuts. Spread hoisin-soy sauce mixture onto buns. Divide mushrooms evenly between buns and divide between plates to serve. Enjoy!