Char Siu Bao Buns, Orange Sesame Pak Choi Salad & Spicy Pickled Cucumbers

DF
Vegan

fresh ingredients

IN THE KIT

  • 12 oz
    beyond meat
  • 4 oz
    carrots
  • 6 oz
    pak choi
  • 6
    bao buns
  • 1 oz
    ginger/onion/garlic/ponzu
  • 2 oz
    cucumber
  • 1 oz
    spicy pickle blend
  • 2 oz
    water chestnuts
  • 6 oz
    char siu sauce blend
  • 3 oz
    orange sesame salad dressing
  • 2 oz
    green onions
  • 1 oz
    peanuts

Not Included

Salt & pepper

Olive oil 

 

Kitchen Items Needed

Medium pot with lid 

Tongs 

Plate 

Large pan

Parchment paper

Steam basket (or strainer)

Foil

Box grater

Medium bowl 

Small bowl 

cook along

INSTRUCTIONS

Prep

Wash & roughly chop whole pak choi;

Grate carrots;

Cut cucumbers into small dice, place in bowl;

Roughy chop water chestnuts & peanuts;

Thinly slice green onions.

1Steam Bao Buns

Fill a medium pot with a few inches of water. Line a steam basket (or strainer) with parchment paper; place it in the pot, making sure it doesn’t touch the water. Bring water to simmer on medium-high. Working in batches if necessary to avoid overlapping, place the bao buns in the steam basket. Cover the pot & let the buns steam, 8 to 10 minutes, until light & fluffy. Carefully remove the steam basket from the heat & set aside on a plate, covered loosely with foil.

2 Start Filling

While bao buns steam, in a large pan, heat a drizzle of oil on medium-high. Add beyond meat, water chestnuts & ginger/garlic/ponzu blend. Cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, 4 to 6 minutes, until browned & cooked through.

3Make Salad

While the filling cooks, combine salad dressing, pak choi, carrots & half green onions in a large bowl. Toss well, season with salt, pepper, & set aside. 

4Make Pickle

In a small bowl, combine cucumbers & pickle blend. Set aside.

5Finish Beyond Meat

Add ½ char siu sauce, cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, until reduced & thickened; season with S&P to taste.

6To Serve

Divide the steamed bao buns between your plates. Fill each bao bun with a spoonful each of the char siu beyond meat & the bok choy salad. Garnish with peanuts, remaining scallions & drizzle with remaining char siu sauce. Serve any remaining bok choy salad on the side. Bon appétit!