Steamed Tofu

Steamed tofu with a savory soy sauce garlic dressing.

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As one of the most popular and humble Chinese ingredients, we eat tofu around the year. It is one of the best ingredients for a simple tofu salad in hot summer days or can be used in hot stews and soups in winter. Though it is plain and tasteless itself, the smooth texture and soy aroma still win ours hearts. There are lots of people love the raw taste of tofu. But there are also a large group of haters. Lots of people believe that there is a soy raw taste make tofu not delicious at all. In order to remove the raw taste, tofu is either blanched firstly or steamed firstly. In Mapo tofu, we blanched the tofu in boiling water. Steaming tofu for 6-10 minutes is another commonly used method.

Steaming is another great way of removing the soy bean raw taste. So make sure your dish is served hot.

Cook’s Note

Get your silken tofu out of box without breaking

  1. Use a small knife and separate the edges of the package. Take a plate and cover it over the package. Turn it over and then cut small holes on the two diagonal corners. Blow some air in, then the package can be removed easily.steamed tofu|chinasichuanfood.com
  2. In order to make the tofu enough tasteful, we need to use a large amount of dressing sauce. And please take easy about the calories because we do not eat all of the dressing.

Ingredients

1 box of sprouted tofu or silken tofu

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. dried small shrimp (or roasted peanuts)
  • 1 tbsp. chopped scallion and coriander (or scallion only)
  • 2 fresh Thai pepper (optional), cut into small sections
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. black vinegar

Steps

Place the tofu in a large plate and then cut the cubes into several 2 cm thick pieces. Silken tofu can be broken very easily, cutting in serving plate can avoid transferring and keep the original shape. You can also choose to steam tofu as a whole box shape. But cutting makes the dish more delicious.steamed tofu|chinasichuanfood.com

Let the tofu stay in the plate for coupe of minutes, then carefully discard the water released.Set up your steamer and steam the tofu for 6-8 minutes. Transfer out and discard only water in the plate.

Heat oil in a small pot and then drizzle the hot oil on garlic and scallion. Then mix in all the other sauces.steamed tofu|chinasichuanfood.com

Drizzle the sauce over the steamed tofu and serve the dish hot.

steamed tofu|chinasichuanfood.com

steamed tofu|chinasichuanfood.com

Steamed Tofu

steamed tofu with soy sauce dressing

Course:

Side Dish

Cuisine:

Chinese

Keyword:

tofu

Servings: 2

Calories: 110 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1
    box of sprouted tofu or silken tofu

Sauce

  • 2
    tbsp.
    light soy sauce
  • 1
    tbsp.
    oyster sauce
  • 1
    tbsp.
    sesame oil
  • 1
    tbsp.
    dried small shrimp
    or roasted peanuts
  • 1
    tbsp.
    chopped scallion and coriander
    or scallion only
  • 2
    fresh Thai pepper
    optional, cut into small sections
  • 1
    tsp.
    salt
  • 1/2
    tsp.
    sugar
  • 1/2
    tbsp.
    black vinegar

Instructions

  1. Place the tofu in a large plate and then cut the cubes into several 2 cm thick pieces. Silken tofu can be broken very easily, cutting in serving plate can avoid transferring and keep the original shape. You can also choose to steam tofu as a whole box shape. But cutting makes the dish more delicious.

  2. Let the tofu stay in the plate for coupe of minutes, then carefully discard the water released.

  3. Set up your steamer and steam the tofu for 6-8 minutes. Transfer out and discard only water in the plate.

  4. Heat oil in a small pot and then drizzle the hot oil on garlic and scallion. Then mix in all the other sauces.

  5. Drizzle the sauce over the steamed tofu and serve the dish hot.

Nutrition Facts

Steamed Tofu

Amount Per Serving

Calories 110
Calories from Fat 63

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7g
11%

Saturated Fat 1g
5%

Cholesterol 84mg
28%

Sodium 2244mg
94%

Potassium 51mg
1%

Total Carbohydrates 3g
1%

Sugars 1g

Protein 7g
14%

Vitamin A
2.2%

Vitamin C
10.5%

Calcium
3.5%

Iron
5.5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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