Saturday, December 31, 2011

Yudofu (aka Japanese Tofu hot pot)




This simple, traditional Japanese tofu dish is so delicious, healthy and easy to make.  My husband is Japanese and also enjoys healthy cooking and eating so many of our meals are an eclectic combination of Middle Eastern, Asian and pretty much every other cultural cuisine out there, making for lots of fun fusion dishes.  I learned to make Yudofu from him and since I love it so much, I thought I should share it with you.  So take a break from your culinary routine in 2012 and make some Yudofu!

Ingredients:
14 ounces silken tofu cut into 6 pieces
3 scallions chopped
1-tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger root
Fish or Bonito flakes (Katsuobushi) to taste
Soy sauce to taste
Water




Instructions:
Gently place the tofu into a pot (silken tofu will fall apart if not handled with care).  Add water so that 2/3 of the tofu pieces are covered.  Once water comes to a boil, the tofu is ready to be served.  Using care place a piece onto a plate and garnish with fish flakes, scallions, ginger and soy sauce to taste.


Oishi (delicious)!


Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy New Year! 


PS- in case you haven't used fish or bonito flakes before, this is what they look like:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Katsuobushi.jpg

And here is a link to the product on amazon in case you can't find it at your local grocery store:

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