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Fluffy Microwaved Canned Crabmeat and Tofu Bundles

Fluffy Microwaved Canned Crabmeat and Tofu Bundles

When you want to make one more item for dinner but have no open burners, you can make this in less than 10 minutes. It's a side dish that's low in calories, high in protein, and very satisfying without any meat.

Ingredients: 3 to 4 wrapped bundles

Tofu chakin (bundles):
Silken tofu (firm tofu is OK too)
1 block (300 g)
Canned crabmeat
1 small can (93 g)
Egg
1
Salt
1/3 teaspoon
Panko
2 heaping tablespoons
Katakuriko
2 tablespoons
Grated ginger
a small amount
An (thicken sauce):
Dashi stock (or use water and dashi granules) + the liquid from the canned crab
1 cup (200 ml) total
Soy sauce (usukuchi soy sauce will make the bundles prettier)
2 tablespoons
Real mirin
3 tablespoons
Katakuriko
2 teaspoons
For the topping:
Shredded carrot, mitsuba, snow peas, yuzu peel, etc.
to your liking

Steps

1. Microwave the tofu uncovered for 3 minutes, and drain off the excess water very well. Lightly drain the crabmeat.
2. Put all the tofu bundle ingredients in a bowl and mix very, very well with a whisk. If you are using firm tofu, put it all in a plastic bag and massage and crumble it up over the bag until smooth.
3. Line small bowls or tea cups with generous pieces of plastic wrap. Add one third of tofu bundle mixture to each cup.
4. Gather up the ends of the plastic wrap and twist closed. Secure with a rubber band. Microwave for about 4 minutes.
5. Put the an sauce ingredients in a bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. When it starts to boil give it a stir, then continue microwaving until thickened. You can also cook the sauce in a pan instead.
6. Put the tofu bundles on serving plates and pour the sauce over them. Add toppings of your choice (see Recipe ID: 978506 for the yuzu peel) and it's done!

Story Behind this Recipe

An ultra easy side dish that can be made in 10 minutes. It's great for guests.