Everybody loves to eat some pork meat especially when that’s possible at home, and this Pork Siomai recipe will satisfy that craving. Although pork meat’s healthiness and nutritional content is debatable, adding it into Siomai can make it better. Pork is the culinary name of meat that came from domestic pigs. Pork meat can be eaten both preserved and freshly cooked. Moreover, it is also the most commonly consumed meat. Examples of preserved pork meats are gammon, sausage, smoked pork, ham, and bacon. Meanwhile, a branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, mainly pork meat, is named Charcuterie. This meat is most popular in Southeastern and Eastern Asia. Siomai itself is a traditional dumpling originated from China.
Nutrition facts on Pork Siomai recipe is also available to be searched. Per 1 Siomai, it contains 74 Calories, 3g of Total Fat, 18mg of Cholesterol, 7g of Total Carbs, and 4g of Protein. This meat is divided into two pork products which are fresh meat and processed pork. In case of fresh meat, most carcasses can be used to produce fresh meat, suckling pigs are usually roasted. While for processed pork, pork is a common ingredient for sausages. Bacon and ham are also made of fresh pork by curing them with salt or smoking. After knowing facts about pork meat, it’s time to try the recipe. It will take about 30 minutes to be ready.
- 2 ½ lbs. of ground pork
- 1 cup of shrimp, minced
- 2 cups of minced water chestnuts
- 5 tablespoons of sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper
- 1 cup of minced onion
- 1 cup of minced carrot
- 1 ½ cups of minced white mushrooms
- ¼ cup of scallion, minced
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 1 raw egg
- 1 package (12 ounce) of wonton wrappers
- Put together shrimp, egg, water chestnuts, ground pork, white mushrooms, ground black pepper, and carrot, scallions, onion, salt, and sesame oil.
- Blend thoroughly.
- Wrap mixed ingredients in wonton wrapper.
- Use a steamer to steam wrapped Pork Siomai recipe for approximately 15-25 minutes. Time depends on each piece’s size.
- Serve while still hot, better with Kikkoman soy sauce and lemon dip or calamansi.
This recipe is considered an easy one and also very delicious. Additional nutritional facts per serving is 907kcal, 2.7g of Sugar, 23.5g of Saturated Fat, 1.6g of Fiber, 76mg of Calcium, and 195mg of Sodium. This recipe has also made its way to the country of Philippines, and is a very popular menu there. It is beloved by Filipinos seeing that many restaurants, stalls, and eateries serve them. This recipe is traditionally cooked by steaming it, or can also be served fried too.
The best Pork Siomai can be found in Manila Chinatown, Manila. Many varieties of this recipe can be found, but the one provide above is of the Cantonese variety which basically contains mushrooms, ground pork, and shrimps. This Cantonese variety brings out an oriental taste to it. So, are you ready to make some more of Pork Siomai recipe?