Back to School Meals is this week #SundaySupper theme, hosted by Nicole Cook from Daily Dish Recipes. Thanks Nicole for having such a great idea of theme that perfectly match for #SundaySupper, that has a mission to help to bring families together around the family table. It is not easy to come out with a good meal plan for dinner after a busy day especially for those who have children. Even though I do not have any children but this theme definitely is very useful for me too.
As a working profession who has to spend more than 10 hours outside, I always value a quick and easy meal preparation too. As for me who always will be earlier to reach home earlier than Simon by 30 to 45 minutes only. So, just imagine, I am just like those rushing parents, to make sure the dinner is done or at least almost done when your loved one is home. I always treasure for those quick, simple and easy recipes and am so happy I have about 50 over of the #SundaySupper members who is going to share their tips today.
Today I am going to share with all of you - Steamed Tofu Serve with Fried Mix Vegetables. I have chosen the fried tofu as I like the savory taste of it. This recipe took about 30 minutes to be ready and the wonderful thing is you can come out with another dish from it. How? You can prepare a little more portion for the fried mix vegetables which suppose to be pour on top of the steamed tofu. What I did was, I will take out 3/4 of the portions of the fried mix vegetables which I stir fried with some minced meat until it turned brownish and fragrance, before I add in with water that mixed with corn starch and other seasoning ingredients.
The fried mix vegetables with minced meat always can be your second dish for your dinner or for me I will keep and fridge for my next meal. This dish is perfectly goes with plain porridge or you can use it to make braised noodles, or even to go with pasta like spaghetti.
Hope you will like this quick and simple recipe!
5 pcs of tofu or bean curd (soft type - plain or fried)
Fried mix vegetable with mince meat:
300 gm of frozen mix vegetables
200 gm minced meat (pork/chicken/beef)
3-5 garlic, chopped finely
2 tbsp oil
A pinch of salt
3 tbsp water mix with 1 tsp of corn flour, 1 tsp of soy sauce
Seasoning to marinate minced meat:
1 tsp of corn flour
1 tsp of ground pepper
1 tbsp of soy sauce
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
1 tbsp of sesame oil
(marinate for 3-5 minutes)
Please take note the above-mentioned portions are for 2 dishes, if you just want to prepare for steamed tofu, please just take quarter of the ingredients.
- Steam tofu for 3 to 5 minutes. Removed the water on the plate if any.
- Heat up oil in wok or pan.
- Saute garlic, add in marinated minced meat and fried until it turns brownish and fragrance.
- Add in mix vegetables and salt and continue to toss until cooked.
- Off the heat and remove from 3/4 portion from the wok or pan. This is for the side dish or second dish.
- On the heat again and add in the water mixed with corn flour with soy sauce to form a thicker gravy, cook for 2-3 minutes under low heat.
- Remove and pour it on top of the steamed tofu.
- Serve when it is still hot.