Easy Ma Tai Soo

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on November 28, 2007.



3 cups shredded turnips
3 cups iced water
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups minced roast pork
1/3 cup small dried shrimp, soaked
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 package (8 ounces) refrigerated butterflake dinner rolls
1 egg, slightly beaten


Put turnips, water, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the salt into a large bowl; chill for 1 hour. Rinse and drain turnips well; squeeze to remove all liquid. Preheat electric oven to 375°F grease a baking sheet. Combine turnips, pork, shrimp, green onions, sugar, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Separate dinner rolls. On a lightly floured board, roll each into a 4-inch circle. Put 1/4 cup turnip mixture in the center of the dough and pull dough up and around the filling. Pinch to seal seams . Place dough, seam side down, on prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Brush rolls with beaten egg; bake for 10 to 5 more minutes. Makes 12 pastries.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
120 calories, 5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 45 mg cholesterol, 500 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 7 g protein


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