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Monday, January 10, 2011

Tofu with Minced Pork and King Oyster Mushroom






I prepared this dish for dinner last Saturday. I had some left over king oyster mushrooms that my mother in law bought when she was here. So I invented this recipe because I was craving for silken tofu and at the same time am a big fan of mushrooms as well. Any kinds of mushrooms will make Leny happy. But king oyster mushroom has really nice texture and flavour to it. Sometimes I even just bake them in oven with some homemade japanese marinade. It's simple and good for health.

I also love all kinds of tofu. It's a great source of protein and tastes wonderful as well. There are many different kinds of tofu that you can get in asian groceries. Unfortunately as we live overseas we don't have the luxury of buying fresh tofu from the market. But I suppose the ones we get from asian groceries which are sold in packets are as good as well. I'm not sure if I can really taste so much of a difference. I prepared this dish with a bit of salted fish as well. Just add that extra taste to the whole dish. Hope you enjoy it too.



Tofu with Minced Pork and King Oyster Mushroom

Ingredients:

  • 1 small block of silken tofu

  • 300 grams minced pork
  • 3 pieces of king oyster mushrooms, cut into long slices
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger

  • 1 tablespoon dried salted fish, diced into small pieces ( you can substitute with dried prawns too if you're not a big fan of salted fish, or just omit it altogether)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Mixture of 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and a bit of water to thicken the sauce

  • 1/4 cup chopped spring onions and a bit extra for garnishing

Seasoning:

  • 2 tablespoons shao tsing wine
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • pinch of salt and ground white pepper

Methods:

  1. Steam the whole block of tofu for 5 minutes and set aside. I used a deep pyrex pie dish so that it can hold all the meat sauce without spilling them all over the place

  2. Heat up oil in a wok

  3. Once the wok is hot enough, add in garlic,ginger and salted fish. Stir fry until fragrant.

  4. Then, add in minced pork. Stir fry until the pork is cooked through

  5. Add in king oyster mushroom and cook until slightly softened

  6. Add in water and all the seasonings.

  7. Once the seasoning is done according to your liking, add in the cornstarch/water mixture to thicken the sauce

  8. Lastly add in chopped spring onion and cook for another minute

  9. Once the meat sauce is ready, pour them on top of the steamed tofu
  10. Garnish with extra spring onion and serve with rice



9 comments:

j3ss kitch3n said...

i love tofu of all kinds too!! and with lots of mushrooms and mincemeat!! yummy! i want a bowl of rice now!

dinewithleny said...

hahahah.....hi jess, yea I love to have them with rice as well. =)

Elin said...

Leny...love this tofu dish expecially with the King Oyster....tofu and mushrooms are my favourite ! Thanks for sharing such deliciousness :)

dinewithleny said...

Hi Elin, no problem. Always so happy when all of you like the recipes.

dailydelicious said...

I love tofu too, and yes the mushroom, it looks delicious!

dinewithleny said...

@ dailydelicious: thank you. I love the butter rolls you posted as well. Im looking forward to try it out.

lena said...

leny, one of my favourite dish..salted fish is a good idea, i have also tried one with dried shrimps at one of the restaurants here, also very good.

tigerfish said...

This dish is so homey! I can eat lots with steamed rice or porridge!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Leny. Just the recipe I wanted. God bless! Ann

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