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Steamed Silken Tofuwith Ginger and Scallions

Steamed Silken Tofu - Steamed Silken Tofu - Silken, aromatic, marinated tofu: Japanese cuisine that melts in the mouth
77 kcal
Steamed Silken Tofu - Silken, aromatic, marinated tofu: Japanese cuisine that melts in the mouth

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Difficulty:easy
Preparation:15 min
Ready in:45 min
Low-sugar
High-protien
lactose-free
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1 serving contains (Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calories77 kcal(4%)
Protein6 g(12%)
Fat3 g(4%)
Carbohydrates4 g(2%)
Added Sugar0 g(0%)
Roughage2 g(7%)

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Ingredients

For servings

11 ouncesSilken tofu
½Lemons
3 tablespoonsMirin
3 tablespoonsSoy sauce
Salt
4Scallions
1 piecefresh Ginger root (about 30 grams)
3 tablespoonsDashi
Pepper

Kitchen Utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Plate, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Pot, 1 Peeler, 1 Steamer basket, 1 Small bowl, 1 Whisk

Directions

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1 Carefully cut the tofu into 8 equal pieces and place on a shallow plate.
2 Squeeze lemon and measure 2 tablespoons juice. Mix juice with 2 tablespoons of mirin and soy sauce. Pour mixture over sliced tofu pieces and allow to marinate for 30 minutes, turning once at 15 minutes.
3 Bring 1 liter (approximately 4 cups) of salted water to a boil. Trim, rinse and cut scallions diagonally into thin rings. Peel and cut ginger root into thin slices.
4 Sprinkle the ginger and half of the scallions onto the tofu pieces.  Place the plate of tofu in a steamer basket and place the basket over the boiling salted water. Cover and steam for 5 minutes.
5 Dissolve dashi in 3 tablespoons water. Whisk dashi together with remaining mirin and soy sauce. Drizzle steamed tofu with the sauce, garnish with remaining scallions, season to taste with pepper and serve.
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