May 23, 2010

Tofu with minced meat on lettuce

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This is easy to make. All you need is tofu, minced meat, dried shrimps (optional) , minced garlic and chopped shallots or onions. I am using pork here. You can even use minced beef or minced mutton. You can also add mushrooms. I ran out of mushrooms that day.

Marinate the minced meat with light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, a bit of corn flour, a bit of oyster sauce if you are not using dried shrimp. Dried shrimp are quite salty. Marinate for about half an hour will do.

Cut tofu into cubes and leave aside. Cut it at least half an hour before you start cooking. After a while you can see water coming out from the tofu. Drain it.

Heat non stick pan. Add a bit of oil and saute garlic and shallots or onions. Before it turns brown, add dried shrimp now, if you opt to use it. Then add diced mushrooms if you have any. Remove from pan. Now fry minced meat.

Once minced meat is cook, add those ingredients that you cook earlier and add tofu too. Once you add tofu don't stir so often, if not you would mash those tofu. As you are cooking, water from tofu will sip out. Taste first to see if you need salt or more oyster sauce or replace it with soya sauce. Now thicken the dish with some corn starch (mix some corn flour with a bit of water). This dish is suppose to be dry.

I normally will get those smaller lettuce where each leaves look like a small bowl. Serve a spoonful of the dish on a lettuce. It looks lovely for parties and it is easy to prepare too. Hope you like it and thanks for reading.


Stuff could always be worse said...

I love tofu, delicous recipes

Cee said...

Looks yummy! I should try this one day. I want it with dried shrimps. I think I might do one with dried shrimps and another one without because hub is allergic to dried shrimps.

Thanks for sharing!

Aries said...

Thanks for reading and glad you like it. I love tofu too.

Mamybelle said...

Hi, i try it and i love it...but mine is a different version...

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