Salmon Bao Buns Two Ways

Now that bao buns are commonly available* pre-made and frozen they can become an easy lunch or quick snack.

Our Thai influenced sauce will hold in the fridge for several weeks and the hoisin mayo is a fast throw together. *Bao Buns are available in most supermarkets or Asian grocery stores.

Ingredients

400g boneless Salmon
8 pre-made frozen Bao buns
baby lettuce
avocado
red chilli
hoisin sauce

Method

  1. Steam bao buns until warmed through (in a steamer, or you can microwave)
  2.  Sear ½ inch slices of salmon to medium rare
    Thai Sticky Bao Buns: Stuff the buns with salmon, baby lettuce, avocado and chilli. Drizzle with Thai sticky sauce
    Hoisin Mayo Slaw Bao Buns: Stuff the buns with salmon, vegetable slaw and a teaspoon of hoisin sauce

 

THAI STICKY SAUCE 1 clove minced garlic / 1 Thai chilli / 1 tbsp fish sauce / 1 tbsp tamarind paste / juice of 1 lime / 1 tbsp palm sugar / 1 tbsp water.  Combine ingredients in a pan and reduce until sticky.

VEGETABLE SLAW 1 cup of julienne carrot, daikon, broccoli, Chinese cabbage / 1 tsp sesame oil / 1 tbsp hoisin sauce and 1 tbsp mayonnaise. Combine the ingredients.

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