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Budget-Friendly Recipe for Leftover Silken Tofu

Budget-Friendly Recipe for Leftover Silken Tofu

Here's a good budget-saving recipe for days just before payday.
It's great for those times when you can't afford to make sweet and sour pork.
It has plenty of protein and is low in calories, too.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Carrot
1/2
Green pepper
1
Shiitake mushrooms
1
Onion
1
Green onion, finely chopped
1-2 tablespoons
Ginger, finely chopped
1 tablespoon
Ketchup
1 tablespoon
Chicken stock granules
200 ml
Vinegar
1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper
a dash each
Sake
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Sugar
2 tablespoons
For the katakuriko slurry:
Vegetable oil for frying
as needed

Steps

1. Chop the deep-fried silken tofu into bite sizes, then remove excess oil by placing them in freshly boiled water. Slice the onion into wedges, then chop the green pepper, shiitake mushrooms, and carrots into the same size as the onion wedges.
2. Finely mince the garlic and green onions, then sauté together with the vegetables with a small amount of oil.
3. Add ketchup to the pan, and sauté to evaporate the acidity. Add the chicken stock, sugar, and the rest of the seasoning ingredients.
4. Add the tofu, then simmer for 3-5 minutes.
5. Add the katakuriko slurry to thicken, then you're done!
6. Here it is with meatballs made from 200 g ground meat, Japanese leeks, 1/2 egg, and katakuriko.

Story Behind this Recipe

I came up with this recipe when trying to invent a filling beer snack like sweet and sour pork or meatballs.