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Jimami-dofu and Uno Hana Made with Homegrown Peanuts

Jimami-dofu and Uno Hana Made with Homegrown Peanuts

Jimami-dofu is tofu with a subtle aroma of peanuts. The grainy texture of the peanuts in the uno-hana dish is also very nice.

Ingredients: 4-5 servings

Raw peanuts
2 cups (200 g)
Katakuriko or kudzu powder
60 g
Water
4 cups (800 ml)
[For the sauce:] or wasabi soy sauce
Japanese dashi stock
4 tablespoons
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
Mirin
2 tablespoons
Grated ginger
to taste

Steps

1. Here are some homegrown peanuts.
2. Here they are raw.
3. Soak them in hot water for a while, then peel off the skins.
4. Using a blender, combine the peanuts and water, then blend into a smooth liquid.
5. Lay a cloth over a thick-bottomed pot, strain the liquid from Step 4, then squeeze out the excess juice.
6. Add the remaining water and katakuriko to the pot, stir until even, then heat. At first, the heat should be set high, then reduced to low heat while continuously stirring. Remove from heat once the mixture reaches a paste-like consistency.
7. Line a mold (I use a bento box) with a damp towel, then pour in the mixture from Step 6.
8. Cover the mixture with the ends of the cloth, then chill in a cold water bath. Once it has cooled, chill in the refrigerator.
9. Cut into desired sizes...
10. Top with grated ginger, then drizzle on the sauce.
11. Do not discard the pulp. You can make uno hana with it.
12. Here is the uno hana dish. See Recipe ID: 162945
13. With the leftover peanuts I had, I added them to some kudzu powder and made tofu from that.
14. This tofu is stickier than the kind made from katakuriko slurry and it's very delicious.
15. I made uno hana using freeze-dried tofu!