Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Vegetarian Steamed Japanese Soft Tofu with Thai Basil Leaves Recipe

I always keep a few packs of Japanese soft tofu in my fridge because I can use to cook up a simple dish in a jiffy. In this Vegetarian Steamed Tofu with Thai Basil recipe, I used cylindrically packed Japanese soft tofu that I bought off the shelf from the local hypermarket. This type of tofu is very easy to prepare and you will a a dish cooked up for your family in a short time!

Here is my Vegetarian Steamed Japanese Soft Tofu with Thai Basil Leaves Recipe....

Japanese Soft Tofu, 1 pack
Thai Basil Leaves, 20 leaves
Shallots, 3 pcs
Light Soya sauce, 3 tablespoons
Dark Soya Sauce, 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste

Arrange Japanese Soft Tofu on a steaming plate and steam at high heat for 20 minutes. While the tofu is in the steamer, you can prepare the sauce separately. Heat up wok and put in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (corn, sunflower, palm, rapeseed or canola oil). Add in the shallots and fry until golden brown. Add light soya sauce, dark soya sauce and a little water. Add salt and sugar to taste. Throw in the Thai Basil Leaves. Stir fry for a short while. Pour the sauce over the steamed tofu and serve while still hot!
Happy Cooking!


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