Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Steamed Tofu with Minced Meat and Mushrooms

adapted from www.mykitchensnippets
1 piece of soft tofu
1/2 bowl ground pork meat
1/4 bowl green peas
8 white button mushroom - sliced thinly
1 small carrot - cut into small cubes
1 green onion - to garnish
2 cloves of garlic - minced
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp of cornstarch
salt and pepper to taste

Seasonings for minced meat
1/2 tbsp of oyster sauce
1 tbsp of soy sauce
1/4 tsp chicken powder

  1. Marinate the meat and set aside for 15 minutes or more.
  2. In a steamer, steam the tofu for about 5 minutes. Remove the excess water and set aside
  3. Heat up the oil in a pan. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant.
  4. Add the meat and carrots and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add in mushroom and green peas, stir fry for a minute.  Add sugar, soy sauce and pepper and immediately stir in some water.
  6. Bring it up to a boil. Add the cornstarch solution and cook until sauce thicken.
  7. Check seasoning.  Pour the sauce over the tofu and garnish with green onions and serve warm.