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
1/2 block silken tofu (can use egg tofu too)
100g fish paste

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

  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.


Anncoo said...

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

Fuat Gencal said...

Farklı bir tarif ellerinize sağlık.


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...

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...

Thanks for leaving a note.

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...

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

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.