Easy Shira-ae (Spinach with Mashed Tofu)

Easy Shira-ae (Spinach with Mashed Tofu)

There's nothing to it!
All you need is tofu and spinach, and you have a Japanese-style appetizer.

Ingredients: 3 servings

Firm tofu
1/2 block (150 g)
1/2 bunch
Carrots, shimeji mushrooms (optional)
30 g each
● Sugar
1 tablespoon
● Usukuchi soy sauce
1 tablespoon
● Ground sesame seeds
1 and 1/2 tablespoon


1. Put the tofu in a colander and drain, or wrap in a cheese cloth and squeeze, but be careful not to squeeze to the point where it gets crumbly.
2. Blanch the spinach, chill in water, cut into 3 cm lengths, then drain excess water.
3. Chop the carrot into thin match sticks, and chop any of the large shimeji mushrooms into halves. Wrap in plastic wrap separately and microwave. Drain excess water.
4. Roughly mash the tofu, add the ● ingredients, add the vegetables, toss until, and serve.
5. In the spring, try with nanohana. I tossed in corn kernels as well.

Story Behind this Recipe

Even though there's nothing to it, it's one of our favorite shira-ae dishes.