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Steamed Tofu with Minced Meat

Vegetables
Category
Vegetables

Easy
Difficulty
Easy

Total Time
Total Time
Prep 15 M / Cook 15 M

Servings
Yield
2 Servings

Grace Teo
Grace Teo   thegraceteo
Published on September 7, 2013

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Ingredients

1
tofu (silken)
0.5 tbsp
oil
0.5
yellow onion(s)  
1
garlic clove(s)
2
shiitake mushroom(s)
4 tbsp
water
1 tbsp
corn flour
100 g
minced meat
1 tbsp
oyster sauce
1 tbsp
light soy sauce
1 tbsp
sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
1
scallions
0.5
chilli peppers (fresh)

Background

Steamed tofu with minced meat is a Chinese recipe which is very easy to prepare. It does not reqTofu 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. I have cooked this countless times and has received much compliments for it.

How to steam tofu without a steamer?

Besides using an electronic steamer, you can also steam tofu in a pan, pot or wok as long as the plate fits into it. All you need to do is to boil water in the pan and when it begins boiling, place room temperature plate (with tofu) into the pan with the lid on. Reduce heat to the minimum and let steam from simmering water cook tofu. It takes no longer than 10 minutes to steam tofu.

What type of tofu to steam?

Silken tofu is best used in this recipe. Otherwise, medium or hard tofu can also be used. Do remove the excess water from tofu before steaming by placing weight on a piece of kitchen paper on the tofu for at least 5 minutes.

Vegetarian steamed tofu

If you are a vegetarian, skip the meat and double the amount of shiitaki mushroom. Also, use mushroom sauce instead of oyster sauce.

Steps

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Step 1/4

  • 1 tofu (silken)

Place tofu on the plate and add weight on tofu to extract excess water.

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Step 2/4

  • 0.5 tbsp oil
  • 0.5 yellow onion(s)  
  • 1 garlic clove(s)
  • 2 shiitake mushroom(s)
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 100 g minced meat
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)

Mix oyster sauce, sweet soy sauce and soy sauce evenly. Then, add meat to marinate for 5 minutes. Heat up oil in pan over medium heat. Then, fry minced garlic and minced onions until fragrant. Stir fry minced meat and mushrooms. Then, add water. Mix cornstarch with a bit of water to add to gravy and thicken it.

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Step 3/4

Steam tofu for 10 minutes. Remove tofu from steamer and drain excess water.

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Step 4/4

  • 1 scallions
  • 0.5 chilli peppers (fresh)

Pour gravy on top of steamed tofu. Garnish with ingredients sliced scallions and chillies.

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