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Steamed Silken Tofu

with Ginger and Scallions
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Steamed Silken Tofu

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

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
15 min.
Preparation
ready in 45 min.
Ready in
Calories:
77
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie77 kcal(4 %)
Protein6 g(6 %)
Fat3 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates4 g(3 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage1.5 g(5 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.4 mg(3 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin1.7 mg(14 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate42 μg(14 %)
Pantothenic acid0.2 mg(3 %)
Biotin4.8 μg(11 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C8 mg(8 %)
Potassium294 mg(7 %)
Calcium121 mg(12 %)
Magnesium34 mg(11 %)
Iron1.6 mg(11 %)
Iodine2 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.5 mg(6 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.5 g
Uric acid42 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
11 ounces
½
3 tablespoons
3 tablespoons
4
1 piece
fresh Ginger root (about 30 grams)
3 tablespoons
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 shallow Plate, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 Peeler, 1 Steamer basket, 1 Small bowl, 1 Whisk

Preparation steps

1.
Steamed Silken Tofu preparation step 1

Carefully cut the tofu into 8 equal pieces and place on a shallow plate.

2.
Steamed Silken Tofu preparation step 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.
Steamed Silken Tofu preparation step 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.
Steamed Silken Tofu preparation step 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.
Steamed Silken Tofu preparation step 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.