Monday, March 19, 2012

Quick Manapua

1 lb Ground pork or turkey
2 Tbsp Sugar
2 Tbsp Shoyu (Aloha Shoyu if possible)
1 tsp Cornstarch
Chopped green onion
1 pinch of Chinese Five Spice
2 tubes of Refrigerated biscuit dough
10 2 inch squares of waxed
Cooking Instructions
For the filling:

In a frying pan coated with a little oil lightly cook the ground pork or turkey, add the shoyu, sugar, pinch of five spice and green onion. Sprinkle the corn starch over all of the ingredients in the pan and stir. Turn off the heat.

For the dough:

Pat together two biscuits and flatten with floured hands. Add a teaspoon of filling to the center of the dough and pinch all of the edges together. Stick a waxed paper square to each stuffed biscuit. Place in a steamer basket and steam for 10 minutes.
Additional Comments
In times and places where you just need to eat a manapua and can't get one you can make desperation manapua to fill the void. They freeze well. To reheat frozen manpua microwave 20 or 30 seconds. Add 10 seconds if you need to, but don't over do it or you'll have manapua rocks.

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