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Hot Tofu with Umeboshi, Ginger and Cheese

Hot Tofu with Umeboshi, Ginger and Cheese

Umeboshi and ginger will warm up your body, and adding cheese will add even more flavor. If you like all three, please give it a try!
This tofu dish is healthy and fills you up too.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Tofu
150 g
Grated ginger
1 teaspoon plus
Umeboshi
1 piece
Mentsuyu (2x concentrate)
1 teaspoon
Sliced cheese (non-melting type)
1 slice
Nori seaweed, bonito flakes, onion, etc.
to taste

Steps

1. Place the tofu on a dish and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Take off the wrap and drain the liquid.
2. Chop and mash the umeboshi using a knife, and mix with the grated ginger and mentsuyu.
3. Inset chopsticks into the tofu (don't insert them all the way through) to make a passage for the heat. Remove the chopsticks and top with Step 2.
4. Cover with cheese and microwave for 1 minute uncovered. Sprinkle with nori (etc.) and you're done!
5. I tried making this once by skipping Step 1 and just heating the tofu in Step 4...But the tofu was watery and still cold in the middle, so I wouldn't recommend it!

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a variation of another recipe of mine which uses salted dried konbu seaweed and cheese on hot tofu.