Friday, November 20, 2009

Steamed Tofu with Fish Paste | 9 comments:





Tofu ...... a solid form of beancurd is one of the healthiest foods that can be included in our diet.  Just as cheese is derived from milk, tofu is derived from soybean milk and it was first made in China about 2,500 years ago.

Tofu is low in calories, high in protein and B vitamins, contains iron and no saturated fat.  This makes it an excellent substitute for meat in many vegetarian recipes.  The calcium in tofu contributes to the prevention of osteoporosis.  An additional benefit of tofu is that it's extremely easy to digest, especially for the elderly and young children because the soybean's fibre is removed during the manufacturing process.  It also lowers the 'bad' LDL cholesterol level, rich in isoflavones, which will reduce the risk of  breast and prostate cancer.

They come in different textures, silkier or softer ones more suitable for soups while the hard or firm variety can be stir-fried, cubed or grilled.
















rather bland on its own, but it has the ability of absorbing the flavours of other ingredients, in this case, the fish paste and sauces .......... delicious with rice


Recipe for Steamed Tofu with Fish Paste

Ingredients
1 block soft tofu, about 340 gm
75 gm fish paste
2  Tsp cornflour
1/2  Tsp salt
1/4  Tsp sugar
1  Tsp oyster sauce
Dash of pepper

Garnishing
Spring onions  - chopped
A sprinkling of shallot crisps
Cut chilly
A dash of pepper

Preparation
Mash the tofu, add in the fish paste, mix well
Add in the cornflour, salt, sugar, oyster sauce and pepper
mix thoroughly
Steam under rapidly boiling water
for about 5 to 6 minutes
Garnish with spring onions, shallot crisps, chilly and pepper
Drizzle in some light soya sauce
Serve hot with rice

9 comments:

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  1. My family loves steamed tofu with fish paste. It goes very well with rice. I used to do that with egg tofu. It's quite a long time since I last cooked that. Have to cook again one of these days.

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  2. Sounds excellent and very healthy, I would love to try this!

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  3. Intriguing recipe here, love oyster sauce and with tofu must be good!

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  4. This is right up my alley. I am all into soft foods because I have a bad infection.

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  5. MaryMoh
    Good old tofu, great dish any time.

    5 Star Foodie
    Yes, very healthy, and don't have to worry about any addition to the waist line.

    Cajun Chef Ryan
    It's delicious, must try it to know.

    penny
    Oh, no wonder you were having congee. Wish you have a quick recovery.

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  6. Looks soft and yummy! Almost like a congee. Makes me miss my mom's home-cooking!

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  7. experimentalculinarypursuits

    I can have it all to myself, without rice.

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  8. I love everything in it and so is my daughter but not my hubby & son! 2-2! You see, so difficult for me to make their meals!

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  9. My Little Space
    So, you'll need to cook a dish for you and your daughter and your hubby and son's favourite. Compromise, ha, ha.

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