This is a really easy recipe that is perfect for that cold windy evening when you need something hot and comfortable but is extremely healthy. All you need is a good quality silken tofu and a two-tier bamboo steaming basket (for dim sum).

Ingredients:

  • 1 block of silken tofu
  • 2tps oil
  • 50g pork
  • 50g prawn
  • 2tps corn starch
  • 1tps light soy sauce
  • 1tps oyster sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • spring onion, chopped finely

Serving: 2 persons

Steps:

  1. Cut your block of silken tofu into halves horizontally, so that you have two long slabs of it. Be careful as they are very soft and delicate. Place each block in a small saucer. Place each saucer in your bamboo steaming basket.
  2. You can either mince your prawns and pork together on a chopping board or in a mixer. Do not mince them too finely. Place them in a bowl, add your corn starch, light soy sauce, oyster sauce and a dash of salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. Meat tends to shrink and contract when cooked. The texture also becomes springy. What you want is when one eats your steamed tofu, they can use a spoon to cut off the meat and the tofu together, and not have the meat entangled together as a hard lump. By finely mincing your meat and adding corn starch to your meat paste helps to prevent that.
  3. Spread your meat paste on top of each slab of silken tofu. Drizzle one teaspoonful of vegetable oil over each tofu.
  4. Bring to boil a pot of water and place your steaming baskets over the pot, cover.
  5. Steam for 10 minutes. Remove the cover, garnish with chopped spring onions and serve with the basket.

You may want to try my other tofu recipe: Fried hard tofu

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