Friday, July 30, 2010

Steamed Fish Paste with Tofu

My mom taught me this simple dish with only 2 main ingredients, fish paste and tofu.  You can also add in some spring onions and red chilli for colours.

This is a very versatile recipe, can throw in some vegetables like chopped spinach or grated carrots.

Sometimes, I will throw in an egg too.  My kids love this dish :-)

If you get bored eating them steamed, you can also cut the steamed fish paste tofu into smaller pieces and pan fry it (not suitable with chopped spinach/grated carrots though).

Steamed Fish Paste with Tofu
Ingredients
1/2 block silken tofu (can use egg tofu too)
100g fish paste

Optional
chopped spring onions
chopped red chilli
1 beaten egg
chopped spinach
grated carrot
salt and pepper to taste (I didn't add salt as the fish paste is already salted)
sesame oil

Method
  1. In a mixing bowl, mash tofu with fish paste.
  2. Add in some chopped spring onions, chilli, salt (optional) and pepper to taste.
  3. Spread the mixture evenly in a bowl.
  4. Steam for 10 minutes.

11 comments:

Anncoo said...

I learnt this from my grandma when I was a little girl. So yummy ;)

Fuat Gencal said...

Farklı bir tarif ellerinize sağlık.

Saygılar.

Anonymous said...

Gee... i like this!! I did it with egg and fish paste instead. Will try this nxt week. :)

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I have this on my blog too:)
One of the early early ones.

But I don't like to mash it too fine, and prefer clumps, so that the mouth can stil differentiate between the tofu and the fish paste.

Natural light pics again, eh
:)
Good take!!

Cook.Bake.Love said...

I made this dish once and I liked it a lot. I added some grated carrot for the colouring.

Thanks for sharing. It reminds me to make this dish again. :-)

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

This is also something I grew up with. Healthy, isn't it? I love steamed dishes and bakes! Steaming is indeed one of the healthiest methods to cook. =)

mommy of 3 said...

may i check what type of fish-paste you use? is it the one normally ppl use to make yong-tau-fu paste?

Blessed Homemaker said...

Anncoo,
I didn't know this recipe had been around for so many years! I only learnt to cook this in recent years :P

Fuat Gencal,
I don't understand what you've posted but I do hope it's something positive ;-)

Blessed Homemaker said...

Anony,
Thanks for leaving a note.

Wendy,
Oh, I didn't see your entry on this, must be way too early that I didn't explore in your blog. And thanks for the tips on photo-taking ;-)

Blessed Homemaker said...

Angel,
This is good for Lucius too, when he starts eating solids :)

Pei-Lin,
I love steamed dishes too. So healthy and retains all the goodness.

Blessed Homemaker said...

Mommy of 3,
Yes, it's those fish paste used for making yong tau foo.