• Turkey Bao

    Ingredients

    Char Siu

    Yield: 20 Servings

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Boneless turkey leg meat and tenderloins, cut into 3 x 1"-thick strips
      2 lb.
    • Sugar
      2 Tbsp.
    • Soy sauce
      ¼ cup
    • Hoisin sauce
      2 Tbsp.
    • Bean sauce
      1 Tbsp.
    • Dry sherry
      1 Tbsp.
    • Ginger, finely grated
      1 tsp.

    Glaze

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Honey
      4 Tbsp.
    • Soy sauce
      1 Tbsp.
    • Sesame oil
      1 Tbsp.

    Drizzling sauce

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Oyster sauce
      1 Tbsp.
    • Hoisin sauce
      1 Tbsp.
    • Dark soy sauce
      1 Tbsp.
    • Sugar
      2 Tbsp.
    • Water
      ¾ cup

    For service:

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Steamed bao
      20 each
    • Lettuce
      20 leaves
    • Pickled daikon and carrot (julienned pieces pickled in white vinegar, salt and sugar)
      To garnish
    • Cilantro
      to garnish

    Method

    For the Char Siu

    1. Combine the sugar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, bean sauce, sherry and grated ginger together in a mixing bowl. Add the turkey strips, toss, cover and refrigerate for 6 to 24 hours, turning at least once.
    2. Preheat the oven to 500°F. Place the turkey strips on a rack placed on a sheet pan with one cup of cold water in it. Cook for about 20 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, combine the glaze ingredients in a small bowl.
    4. Turn the turkey pieces after 15 minutes, and cook for 5 more minutes. Brush with glaze, cook 5 more minutes, the turn over and brush other side with the glaze. Be careful to avoid burning once the glaze is applied to the meat. Meat should be a deep brown and cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F when done.
    5. Remove the meat and brush with the remaining glaze. Slice into ¼ inch thick pieces.

    For the drizzling sauce:

    1. Combine oyster sauce, hoisin, dark soy, sugar, and water in a bowl.

    To serve:

    1. Drizzle sauce on inside each bao, and place a piece of lettuce, and pieces of char siu turkey. Drizzle the turkey with additional sauce and top with pickled vegetables and minced cilantro.