Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Tofu Glazed with Salted Bean Sauce



I loved this Crab Classic, chunk style imitation crab meat! It came in Lobster Classic too but the only difference I can see is more red coloring added (since it's redder in color), other than that, everything looks identical to me (I forgot to look at the back of the ingredients list, might have a little lobster meat added instead of king crab?). I always buy more and freeze it in my freezer when it is on sales for buy one gets one free (it can freeze up to 9 months). Crab Classic is made with a mixture of seafood, mainly Alaska Pollock. So this is an excellent source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids. Not only that, the shape holds well so it's great in stir-fry, in soup and in spaghetti. A great food to substitute for meat/poultry and for the vegetarians who don't eat meat/poultry but do take seafood.





Ingredients:


  • 1 packet soft tofu, sliced like above picture
  • 1/2 packet of imitation crab meat, separated (Crab Classic, chunk style)
  • 1/2 cup of frozen corns
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 stalk green onion/scallion, thinly sliced
  • Chopped onion (I added this just to finish the little bit of onion that I have in the fridge but not required)

Sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp. salted yellow bean, smashed
  • 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp. dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar

1/4 cup water

Oil for cooking


Method:


1. Cut the tofu and lay it nicely on a plate. You can have it cold or you can heat it in the microwave for 2 minutes to warm it up before pouring in the sauce.


2. In a heated wok, pour in a little oil. Add in garlic, stir-fry until golden but be careful not to burn it. Add in imitation crab meat and corns, stir-fry well. Add in salted yellow bean and fry for a while then add in the rest of the sauce ingredients. Fry well, add the water and let the sauce thicken a little and pour it on top of the nicely arranged soft tofu.

12 comments:

Pearl said...

do your two daughters eat tofu? i used to hate it as a child!

noobcook said...

I love the generous toppings on top. I'm currently trying to incorporate more tofu in my life and consume less meat :)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i love the way you stack the tofu...they look so pretty! faux crab, shrimp or lobster meat are readily available here. i should give this a try when entertaining my vegetarian friend

Taste of My Life said...

This dish is looking so good and delicios! A good recipe and easy to prepare. Will try it!

jadepearl said...

Looks delicious! I love anything tofu. Wow...you have been busy in your kitchen...kudus!!!

My Asian Kitchen said...

I love this kind of tofu cooking,with lots gravy!! yummy!!

SIG said...

Looks very delicious and healthy!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Looks very appetising! Also, the ingredients are easily available in our wet market/ supermart.
Thanks for sharing

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yes Pearl, they eat tofu. I made an easy one yesterday with vegetarian floss and chili bean and they finished it. :)

That's very good noobcook. Tofu will give you the protein you found in meat. I always have tofu from soft to regular in my fridge.

Yes Rita, that's what I did when I entertain my vegetarian friends. Ha!

Thanks Taste of My Life. Definitely a healthy dish. Hope you like it.

JP, have to cook on week nights. Often times I didn't take picture when I still have drafts I haven't posted. :P

Thanks Les.

Thanks Deb. Definitely healthy!

You are welcome Keats and thanks. Hope you like it. :)

lisaiscooking said...

What a pretty dish! I love tofu, and this sounds delicious.

tigerfish said...

I like this dish! So homemade. So easy. So tasty, I bet!

Kevin said...

That looks like a nice way to enjoy some tofu!