Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Stuffed tofu with pork

This meal is so easy and quick to make. Even my brother who doesn't enjoy cooking as much as I do, can do this. In fact he prepared this dish in the photo!

Tofu can be stuffed mainly with pork and shrimp. For this recipe, we went with pork only. Although it is usually eaten warm, its ingredients and sauce makes it refreshing to eat during hot summer days. The fun part is that you can buy the tofu already pre-fried. which saves you half the time in preparation!

Recipe "au pif":
Pre-fried tofu (comes in packs of about 15 pieces, in Asian local grocery stores)
2 tomatoes cut in quarters
3/4 cup of chopped green onions (scallions)
1/4 lb of ground pork
1 tbsp fish sauce (local Asian grocery stores)
1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
1 cup chicken broth
2 stems of fresh coriander (cilantro)

In small bowl, mix with your hands, ground pork, fish sauce, black pepper and 1/2 the amount of prepared green onions, until well blended together.
Stuff each tofu cube with about 1/2 tsp of the pork mixture.
In a medium saucepan, throw in the tomatoes, the stuffed tofu and the chicken broth.
Set stove to medium heat, and cover pan for about 10 minutes, until the pork is cooked from the steam.
Serve in a nice dish and sprinkle on top of tofu the rest of the onions and fresh coriander .

Savoury meal with a light broth eaten well with white jasmine steamed rice.

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