Really Easy & Yummy Tofu Dish
Soft Tofu Available in Boxes
Crispy Fried Shallots
Good afternoon, dear friends 😀
Ughhh! I am experiencing some Internet connection problems with the broadband service provider. Yesterday, I was sending off this recipe to be published when the connection broke and I lost this post. Now, I am redoing this again …. 🙄
This tofu recipe is really easy and quick to prepare but it tastes absolutely delicious, not to mention that it is a healthy, vegetarian (substitute shallots & green onions with ginger, oyster sauce with vegetarian oyster sauce) dish as well. The tofu texture is so smooth that it is a real delight tasting it.
All you need is just 5 minutes of your time. I usually make this tofu whenever it is a hot day or I don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. I will serve this together with another meat dish, vegetable stirfry and a nourishing soup – we have these with hot white rice. 😉
I was first introduced to this recipe when I was a kid and my mom would prepare it for our lunch and dinner…..so, this is actually quite a common dish among the Chinese. 😉
1 box of soft tofu available from supermarkets, or 1 large piece of “sui taufu” available from wet markets and cut from a large slab of soft, delicate tofu
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsps hot water
2 tbsps oyster sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 or 2 tbsps fragrant shallot oil
2 tbsps crispy fried shallots, for garnishing
2 tbsps chopped green onions, for garnishing
1) Remove tofu from packaging and place in a dish to let out any excess water. Remove water. Some people would steam the tofu for a few minutes, but I’d just serve it as it is. If I had bought the tofu from the wet market, I’ll just run it under tap water for a few seconds.
2) Dissolve the sugar in water in a rice bowl.
3) Add in the sauces and oil. Stir to mix evenly.
4) Garnish and serve immediately.
Easy, eh? 😆
Here’s the recipe for the shallot oil and fried shallots. Usually, I’d make a batch enough to last a week or two. They are versatile and lovely to be used as garnishings.
1) Peel skin off shallots.
2) Slice shallots thinly.
3) Heat up enough oil to just cover the shallots over.
4) Put in the shallots and fry over medium heat until they are golden in colour (mine was slightly overdone as you can see in the picture above 😳 ). Turn off the fire immediately.
5) Remove the golden shallots with a slotted spoon and place on paper kitchen towels to remove excess oil. When cool, store in an airtight container for use later.
6) The fragrant shallot oil can be stored in a covered container, and drizzled over your fried noodles, vegetable stirfry, tofu, noodle soups, etc.