Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. The weight of the plate pushes the water out. Firstly, the water contained in the tofu needs to be extracted by wrapping the tofu in a couple of sheets of kitchen paper and putting a plate on it. I never would have thought to use tofu like this, but it is so delicious. Hi Lorraine! However, you can toast it again in the frying pan to bring out the more fragrance. will serve with rice. Hi Nick, thank you so much! All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Put the wrapped tofu on a tray or plate. Shiraae (白和え), pronounced [shi-ra-ah-eh], is a vegetable side dish with a mixture of mashed tofu, toasted sesame seeds, miso and a touch of sugar. Yes, most of the sesame seeds sold in packages are already toasted. Even people that tell me they “don’t like tofu” seem to like this . Wrap the tofu in a couple of sheets of kitchen papers and place it on a cutting board. Go to reviews. serving: 108g calories: 115kcal fat: 6.3g (10%) saturated fat: 1g (5%) trans fat: 0g polyunsaturated fat: 2.9g monounsaturated fat: 2g cholesterol: 0mg (0%) sodium: 365mg (15%) potassium: 215mg (6%) carbohydrates: 10g (3%) dietary fibre: 2.8g (11%) sugar: 5.7g protein: 7.3g vitamin a: 46% vitamin c: 7.3% calcium: 18% iron: 14%. Water will continue to come out from tofu, so if you don’t want to dilute the sauce, I recommend to eat soon. Place a plate … I always wanted to have chance to learn japanees food, and now I got it. Here are some of the tofu recipes that I posted already. I'm Nami, a Japanese home cook based in San Francisco. I hope you enjoy this recipe! Prior to placing the tofu into the mortar, you can put the tofu through a sieve if you want so that the time taken to make a smooth tofu mixture is reduced. This vegan-friendly salad is super easy to make and can be on your dinner table in no time! Break it into pieces with your hands and add to the sesame seed mixture. Mix well until sugar and miso are incorporated into the ground sesame seeds. Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. I was a bit hesitant to try this but it was delicious! Boil water in a saucepan with a pinch of salt and blanch green beans for a minute or two. We hope this is helpful.. xoxo. Wow! This was comforting, and felt filling and light at the same time. If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #justonecookbook — We love to see your creations on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! This recipe is absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for following! When you Google search ‘shira-ae’ and look at the images, you notice that some dishes are dressed in rather dry tofu dressings that almost look like scrambled tofu. If you can only find silken tofu, you will need to extract the water much more by wrapping the tofu in kitchen paper and squeezing the water out. Not the sexiest LOOKING dish, but boy is it tasty! For this recipe, it depends on how well you drain tofu before mixing it, but I recommend you to mix all up before serving or maybe a few hours in advance. Hi Vanessa! Cut the green beans diagonally into 2-inch pieces. You made me very happy! Use of this website is subject to mandatory arbitration and other terms and conditions, select. Yesterday I made this side dish and really enjoyed it. so yummy! Boil green beans until crisp-tender (please don’t overcook). I’m so happy to hear you enjoy my recipes. just made this! Once combined, you can chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving, or serve immediately. Hi LML! Tastes just like my mom’s! along with kabocha nimono miso shiru (added cabbage, carrots, onions, garlic, ground pork!) Tofu is a versatile ingredient. Thank you for reading my blog! Your email address will not be published. I am so glad I discovered your website! Hope this helps! The tofu-based dressing has a very gentle flavour and goes well with blanched green beans with some carrot to give a bright colour to the dish. Any liquid from the soy sauce will only dilute the dressing. To find the balance, I usually drain for 15-30 minutes. The tofu provides all the protein you’d need while the greens add freshness, color, and texture. Mushrooms such as shiitake mushrooms and shimeji mushrooms are also often used, especially together with spinach. For the creamy tofu dressing, I like to use White Miso (Shiro Miso 白味噌) because the color and sweet flavor complement the mixture. Tear off the ends of green beans. Combine well. The sauce can be either Wasabi Sauce or Grated Onion Sauce but since the salad has wasabi in the dressing, I would pick the grated onion sauce. Shiraae or Mashed Tofu Salad is a classic Japanese dish made of tender green beans, creamy tofu, sesame seeds, and savory miso. Hi Jerry! Hi Carolyn! Be sure to season the blanched vegetables with soy sauce first. You can use this hijiki salad recipe for reference. Yodufu (Tofu hot pot) Today’s recipe is a Japanese dressing made with tofu which is called Shira-ae (白和え). Thank you for your kind feedback. Your email address will not be published. Wrap the tofu in a couple of sheets of kitchen papers and place it on a cutting board. Gomaae (Spinach Salad with Sesame Dressing), Nanakusa Gayu (Seven Herb Rice Porridge) 七草粥, Gyoza with Wings (Hanetsuki Gyoza) 羽根つき餃子, Chicken Fried Rice チキンライス - Midnight Diner Season 2, Any suggestions? Besides green beans and spinach, you can use thin strips of asparagus or any seasonal vegetables you have. Grind the sesame seeds in a mortar and pestle until most seeds are ground. It may not be the prettiest looking dish but flavour is great, isn’t it? ^^. Set aside for 30 minutes. Squeeze them to get moisture out. Personally, being such a hardened cheat, I am going to replace the sesame seeds with ready-ground tahini paste and the medium-firm tofu with silken tofu for the Japanese sake of convenience, Hi Steven! It is often served in Kaiseki Ryori (a traditional Japanese multi course dinner) and you can make it quite easily. Your email address will not be published. Thank you for subscribing to my newsletter! Please read my disclosure policy for details. Thank you for your kind feedback! Scrambled Tofu (Iri Dofu) I have had spinach shiraae before but loved the idea of making it with green beans when I saw your recipe. Add the remaining Tofu Dressing ingredients to the mortar and mix well. , Hi Nami- I am Sansei, but only know how to cook only a few Japanese dishes. I try to come up with a combination of dishes with a variety of flavours, colours, textures and make-ahead dishes. Hi Leila! But some of them have slightly watery dressings. And stay in touch with me on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram for all the latest updates. Leave it for about 20-30 minutes and you are ready to make a dressing. I’m so glad you tried this recipe and thank you for your kind feedback. When I posted Broccolini Karashi-ae (Mustard Dressing), I talked about aemono, which means foods that are dressed or seasoned. Be the first to rate and review this recipe. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. Transfer the beans to a bowl of cold water to cool them down quickly. Could you tell me where the gorgeous small dishes in the octagon shape are from in this post? Diced Beef Steak (Saikoro Steak) with Japanese Style Sauce, Root Vegetable Salad with Wasabi Mayonnaise, Katsu Curry (Japanese Curry with Chicken Cutlet), Side dish 1: Green Beans in Tofu Dressing – today’s recipe. Filed Under: All Recipes, Salads, Sides, Tofu, Vegetables, Vegetarian. Thank you for your kind feedback! Green Bean Shiraae . Tofu with Vegetable Sauce Thanks again for taking your time to let me know. I got tired of my kids constantly asking me for their favourite Japanese recipes, so I decided to collate them in one place so they can help themselves - and now you can too! Easy and very flavourful. Buy our best-selling e-cookbook for 33 more easy and simple recipes! What is Shiraae? Because the dressing is white, I think that green leaves work the best. Today I’ll show you how to make Shiraae (白和え) – a blanched vegetable dressed with flavorful mashed tofu. We only had a smooth mortar and pestle, but didn’t let it stop me. She used to put konnyaku in but I can’t remember how she prepped it. Hi! If I want to shorten to 15 minutes, I would put something heavy on top of the tofu to facilitate the draining process. Blanch spinach leaves and cut them to 5cm long.