My Family Recipe for Shira-ae Mashed Tofu

My Family Recipe for Shira-ae Mashed Tofu

Our family's version of shara-ae has yuzu pepper and mayonnaise in it It's rich-tasting due to the sesame paste and mayo, but refreshing because of the yuzu pepper! It's a family favorite.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

1 bunch
5 cm long piece
Silken tofu
1/2 block (150 g)
1 teaspoon
White miso
1 1/2 tablespoons
1 heaping tablespoon
Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
Ground sesame seeds
1 heaping tablespoon
Yuzu pepper paste
1/4 teaspoon or to taste


1. Finely julienne the carrot and boil. Cut the spinach up into easy to eat pieces, blanch in plenty of boiling water and refresh in cold water; drain and squeeze out the water.
2. Combine the tofu, sugar, miso, mayonnaise, soy sauce, ground sesame seeds and yuzu pepper paste. If you have small children reserve the yuzu pepper paste for later.
3. Put the vegetables from Step 1 into the bowl of ingredients from Step 2.
4. Mound into a serving plate and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

After making Yasu-chan's "Mizuna Salad with Tofu Dip" (Recipe ID: 655306), I started making our family shira-ae with mayonnaise and yuzu pepper paste. It's now in our regular rotation.