Saturday, November 22, 2008

Japanese Tofu With Enokitake

Enokitake, the fungi in a sproutlike appearance with small caps and thin, long, stems. I personally like its crunchy mouthfeel. It is excellent when served raw in soups and salads. Also, cooked Enokitake is an excellent source of niacin ( vitamin B3, a water-soluble vitamin which prevents the deficiency disease pellagra) and riboflavin ( vitamin B2, an easily absorbed micronutrient with a key role in maintaining health in humans and animals).

I found that Enokitake goes well with Japanese tofu. Another fact that enlightens me is that the cooking process is very simple. Total preparation and cooking time just less than 20 minutes. :)

Japanese Tofu With Enokitake

1 tube of Japanese tofu, cut into 1.5cm thickness
A packet of Enokitake, cut off the root, washed and drained
2 crab meat sticks, cut into strips
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tbsp of corn flour mixed with 2 tbsp of water
Some water
Canola oil

1.5 tbsp of oyster sauce

1. Heat some oil in a pan. Pan-fry the tofu slices till golden yellow. Arrange the tofu on a plate.
2. With the balance oil in the pan, stir fry the garlic till fragrant. Add in the Enokitake and stir fry for a while.
3. Add some water and oyster sauce. Leave it simmer for 30 seconds before add in the crab stick.
4. Pour in corn starch and mix well. Off the fire.
5. Pour the gravy over the tofu slices.

Note: Served hot to prevent the fishy smell when it’s cooled.


allenooi said...

Oh.... I like Enokitake!!! Thanks for sharing the recipes.

I found your site through google search. I posted on Japin Restaurant and would like to know anyone blog about it or not. Seems like we have almost the same reader as well.

Nice to meet you in food blog world. :)

mimid3vils said...

quite easy hor...

i like both enoki mushroom & Japanese tofu :)

cariso said...

Yes, I like it too! I always find that whichever dishes that come with it seemed to have only very little portion of it. Not enough lah! :(

Little Inbox said...

allenooi, thanks for dropping by. Nice to meet you too. :)

mimid3vils, yes, quick and easy dish to prepare.

cariso, oh, should order large size lor, LOL.

New Kid on the Blog said...

I like this mushroom especially when we have it for steamboat... :)

Little Inbox said...

new kid, enokitake is a good ingredient for miso soup too. :)

daphne said...

I love any mushrooms so that really does appeal to me.

Little Inbox said...

Hi Daphne, so you saw my submission already?

Elinluv said...

I love tofu...yummz easy to prepare and nice to eat :)

Little Inbox said...

Elinluv, that's right! That's why I like to cook tofu. :)


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