Steamed tofu with minced meat is a Chinese recipe which is very easy to prepare. Tofu by itself is bland and does not have much taste. It needs to be complemented with other ingredients to bring up its flavour. This is my to-go recipe and is really very easy to prepare. This is the perfect dish to cook if you are looking for an easy yet delicious recipe. Moreover, steaming retains most of the nutrients of the tofu.
How to steam tofu without a steamer?
Besides using an electronic steamer, tofu can be steamed in a pan, pot or wok. All you need to do is to bring the water in the pan to boil, then place the plate of tofu into the pan and cover it. Reduce heat to the minimum and allow it to steam for about 10 minutes.
What type of tofu to use?
Silken tofu is best used in this recipe. Otherwise, medium or hard tofu may also be used. Before steaming, do remove excess water by placing weight on a piece of kitchen paper on top of the tofu for at least 5 minutes.
Vegetarian steamed tofu
If you are a vegetarian, skip the meat and double the amount of shiitaki mushrooms. Substitute mushroom sauce instead of oyster sauce.