Tofu Steak with Pine-Nut Miso Sauce
INGREDIENTS (Serves Two People)
|Cotton tofu||1 block|
|Cake flour||2 Tbsp|
|Japanese sake||1 Tbsp|
|Rice wine (mirin)||1 Tbsp|
|Pine nuts (can be replaced with walnuts)||2 Tbsp|
|Ground sesame seeds (white)||1 Tbsp|
|Red miso paste||1 Tbsp|
|Spring onions||as needed|
|Vegetable oil||as needed|
Stir-fry the pine nuts in a frying pan (it can be replaced with walnuts).
Chop the stir-fried pine nuts finely, and mix with other seasonings (Japanese sake, rice wine, sugar, ground sesame seeds and red miso paste) to make a pine-nut miso sauce.
Wrap the cotton tofu in a paper towel. Put a weight on top to remove excess moisture.
Cover the tofu with the cake flour, and fry in a frying-pan with vegetable oil, until both sides are brown.
When the tofu is brown, put it on a plate and pour the pine-nut miso sauce made in step (2). Sprinkle spring onions as needed.