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Meat Wrapped Tofu

Meat Wrapped Tofu

By using yaki-dofu or grilled tofu, I eliminated the time and effort you usually need to expel excess water from tofu.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Grilled tofu
1 block
Pork for shabu-shabu (thinly sliced meat)
around 250 g (or as needed)
Sake and water
2 tablespoons each
Sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons
Soy sauce and mirin
1 1/2 tablespoons each
Cooking oil (whichever kind you like)
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. Cut the grilled tofu into 16 pieces. You can use firm tofu that has been drained very well instead.
2. Wrap the tofu pieces from step 1 in the thinly cut shabu-shabu meat; spread some oil in the frying pan, put the meat-wrapped tofu seam side down in the pan, and fry over medium heat.
3. Turn the meat wrapped tofu pieces in Step 2 as you fry them; when the meat has changed color put in the sake and water, and cook for about 3 minutes.
4. Add the sugar, soy sauce and mirin to Step 3, and turn the pieces to evenly distribute the sauce. When the sauce has thickened a bit, it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I was searching for a hearty tofu dish for my tofu-loving husband, when I ran across a recipe that used firm tofu and beef! It was just as good with pork and grilled tofu, so this is now a family favorite.