Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Stewed Beancurd

This is a very traditional Chinese dish with fried beancurd. Beancurd is also called tofu made by coagulating soy milk which is very nutritious, low in calories, contains beneficial amounts of iron (especially important for women of child bearing age) and has no cholesterol. This dish blends all ingredients just perfect and appeals to taste.

家常豆腐 Stewed Beancurd

This recipe includes two options of preparing fried beancurds.

Ingredients:

120 gm lean pork
1 ready-made fried beancurd
1/4 red capsicum; 1/4 green capsicum
4 black mushrooms
1 braid garlic, hashed

Marinade:

1 teaspoon light soya souce
1/2 teaspoon cornflour
a dash of sesame oil

Seasoning:

1/2 cup water
1/16 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon light soya sauce
1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
a dash of sesame oil; a pinch of white pepper

Method:

1. Rinse and slice lean pork thinly then marinade thoroughly.

2. Rinse red and green capsicum, cut into chunks, fry with a little oil.

3. Soak black mushrooms, rinse and cut into pieces.

4. Rinse fried beancurd, cut into pieces, put into boiling water a few minutes to clean away oil.(If you don’t have any ready-made fried beancurds, you can deep fry fresh beancurds till golden. Then put them aside.)

5. Saute hashed garlic, add in pork slices and fry thoroughly. Sprinkle wine, pour in seasoning and bring ingredients to boil, then put in black mushrooms, red and green capsicum and fried beancurds and stew till done. Complete with a little cornflour solution. Serve.

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