Friday, September 30, 2011

Claypot Egg Tofu with Minced Meat

1 tube egg tofu - cut into pieces about 2cm thick
150g minced meat
12 fresh shitake mushroom
1 small bunch broccoli - cut into florets
1 carrot - peeled and sliced thinly
1 fresh red chili - cut into small pieces
2 slices ginger
2 shallot - chopped
2 cloves garlic - chopped
1/2 cup water
cooking oil for frying

1 1/2 tbsp shaoxing wine
1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat up oil in a pot and fry the tofu till golden brown.  Drain and set aside.
  2. Remove excess oil and leave 2 tbsp oil in the pan.  Add the mushroom and minced meat and stir fry under medium heat for 1 minute.
  3. Add ginger, shallot and garlic and continue to fry for another 1 -2 minutes.  Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Drizzle sauce over the mixture and fry to combine well.  Add water and mix well.
  5. Heat up a claypot on medium heat.  Transfer the mixture to the heated claypot.
  6. Add fried egg tofu and bring to a boil.  Add broccoli, carrots and chili.  Cover and cook for a few minutes or until the broccoli is just cooked.
  7. Remove cover and serve warm with rice.

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