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Bean Sprout and Aburaage Salad with Yuzu Pepper Dressing

Bean Sprout and Aburaage Salad with Yuzu Pepper Dressing

Crunchy bean sprouts are combined with aburaage (fried tofu) that's been panfried until it's crispy!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Bean sprouts
1 bag
Aburaage
1 rectangular piece (use as much as you like)
Dressing
A. Yuzu pepper paste
a small amount
A. Mayonnaise
3 tablespoons
A. Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
Green onions
to taste

Steps

1. Put the bean sprouts in plenty of water. Drain when they are crisp.
2. Make the dressing: Combine the A. ingredients.
3. Blanch the bean sprouts quickly in salted water. Drain into a colander. When they've cooled down, squeeze out the water.
4. Heat oil (not listed) in a frying pan, and pan fry the aburaage until browned and crisp on both sides.
5. Cut the aburaage into 5 mm strips.
6. Just before serving, put the bean sprouts and aburaage into the bowl with the dressing, and mix well. Transfer to serving plates, and scatter with chopped green onion.
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Story Behind this Recipe

When bean sprouts are cheap, I tend to buy a lot of it but it goes bad quickly, so I made a salad so I could use them up. I added aburaage, which I had in the refrigerator.