Japanese dishes, Tofu recipes-Tofu & Spinach Shiro ae

Tofu can be transformed into many dishes. This time, I would like to show you “Shiro ae” Shiro means white and ae generally includes mixing process. Process tofu into puree can represent white. Pick seasonal ingredients and mix in. It’s very simple dish yet it contents lots of protein and fiber. Since using tofu puree, this type of dish tend to become too light or even tasteless… Not to worry! I used miso & sesame seasonings. It gives much depth in the flavor. I also pre-seasoned spinach with Katsuo bushi. Please enjoy tasteful & healthy tofu dish~!

[ Ingredients ] *tsp=teaspoon tbs=tablespoon
~ serves two ~
400g Spinach, cooked
1 tsp Soy sauce
2 tsp Mirin
one pinch Katsuo bushi

100g Silk or Medium Firm Tofu
15g Carrot
1+1/2 tbs Sesame paste
or Tahini sauce, unsalted
1/2 tbs White sesame
1 tbs Miso
1 tsp Sugar

(•̀ㅂ•́)وto see Japanese seasonings explanations please click here!


[ Directions ]

1. Press tofu to drain excess water. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
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You can use whichever the type of tofu you like!

2. Cut cooked spinach into 3~4cm length.
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You can use other green vegetables such as kale, green beans, asparagus.

3. Put the spinach into a bowl. Add Soy sauce and mirin.

4. To add depth of flavor, you can crumble in a pinch of Katsuo bushi.
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You can also use dashi stock powder instead!

5. Shred carrot.

6. Boil until soft.

7. Place on a paper towel, absorb the excess water.

8. After pressing tofu, wrap with a paper towel. Wipe the excess water on the surface.

9. Strain the tofu with a fine strainer.
(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و~MASA’s Cooking Tips~
You can also use a hand blender or food processor.

10. Add sugar, miso and sesame paste.

11. Mix well.

12. Add the spinach and carrot.

13. Mix well, make sure both vegetable get well cover with the tofu mixture.

Now you have a light and healthy Tofu & Vegetable dish~!(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و



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