Sunday, 6 October 2013

Claypot Braised Tofu #SundaySupper


Happy Sunday everyone!  Glad I am able to join the #SundaySupper again!  This week theme is One Pot Recipe and this event is host by Amy Kim from Kimci Mom.  

Even though I am not living in a country with four seasons but I know the weather is going cooler towards the end of the year at most of the countries especially to most of our #SundaySupper members.  The kitchen chief at home of course will start cracking their head what kind of comfort food to ward their family members.  So, you must not miss this week #SundaySupper event that will give you a long list of easy-to-make-recipe - One Pot.  What's more convenient cooking ways that just need to put everything in a pot?

I have chosen a claypot as my main cooking stool for this theme.  For us Chinese, we believe a claypot dish will able to maintain the food warm temperature and best during the cold weather.  Here is my new toy in my kitchen - the claypot!


Braised Tofu is always my favorite but I have not tried it in a claypot and I am confident that it will turn-out good. And, it really does not disappointed us!  From the first bite on the tofu, it was marvelous - you still feel the hotness and juice in it. I am quite certain the tenderness of the tofu because I had deep fried them before hand.  It's really make lots of different.  Beside tofu, I have added some chicken breast meat to enrich the taste of the gravy.  Other ingredients are button mushrooms and vegetables.  

Well, let see whether this One Pot dish will get your attention!


INGREDIENTS

4 pcs tofu, cut into cubes
1/2 carrot, sliced
1/2 cauliflower, cut into small sizes
8-10 snow peas
1 can of button mushroom, halve
5 slices of ginger
3-4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tbsp cooking oil
Oil for deep fry tofu

300 gm chicken breast meat, cut into cubes  
Marinade chicken meat with: 
1 tbsp of soy sauce 
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
A pinch of corn flour

Seasoning:
2 cups of water
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 1/2 oyster sauce
(Mix all the above)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground pepper

Optional: Corn starch
1 tbsp corn flour
2-3 tbsp water


DIRECTIONS
1. Heat-up a wok of water to blanch all vegetables  (cauliflower, carrot & snow peas).  This step is remove  the raw taste, so that it will blend in well with tofu.

2. Heat-up oil and deep fry the tofu until golden brown and crispy.


3. Heat-up claypot with 1 tbsp cooking oil, saute sliced ginger and chopped garlic until fragrant.

4. Add in marinated chicken breast cubes and stir fry.

5. Pour in the combination of seasoning of soy sauce, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce and water.  Cover-up and let it simmer in a medium heat for about 10 minutes.

6. Add in other ingredients - button mushrooms

7. Add in fried tofu

8. Add in vegetables

9. Add in salt and ground pepper.

10. Let it simmer for another 10-15 minutes.

11. Let it simmer for another 10-15 minutes.  If you like the gravy to be thicker, you may add in the corn starch water

12. This hot claypot braised tofu is ready to serve.  Enjoy!






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36 comments:

  1. After my many years of living in KL and Singapore, I love anything cooked in a claypot! What wonderful flavors were simmering on your stove, Faye! I'll take two bowls, please!

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    1. Thank you Stacy, I wish to serve you too!

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  2. Faye, Your braised tofu looks soooo good. In Japan we have very similar claypots which are very pretty - just like yours. Thank you for sharing your recipe =)

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    1. I fall in love with the claypot dishes now....I will continue to invent more recipe from it.

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  3. What a flavor packed dish! I love all the gorgeous veggies!

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  4. Sounds like a delicious dish. I love the quick cooking time and all of the veggies.

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  5. Yum! I have never had tofu, but I think if I had it in your dish I would love it!!

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    1. You should try this recipe for a start. Thank you Jennifer.

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  6. What a beautiful dish full of healthy wonderfulness!

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    1. Thank you very much....more to come soon.

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  7. I want to dive right into your pot! One of the reasons why I never get these dishes at restaurants is because they usually use soft tofu and I still haven't gotten that texture down yet in things besides pudding. However fried tofu? Get in my mouth!

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    1. It does make a different by frying the tofu before you combine with others ingredients.

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    1. Dorothy, trust me, you won't regret to have one.

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  9. I have always wanted to get a clay pot. I love this dish with braised tofu. I bet even without using a clay pot it will turn out wonderful but seriously i need to get my hands on one for my kitchen.

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    1. Laura, don't wait....get one and try out you favourite dish with it.

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  10. This seems like a very comforting, flavorful, healthy dinner! I would love a bowl of this.

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    1. You are right, Laura! This is perfect especially during this cold weather.

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  11. Never had a meal from a clay pot. Your recipe looks fantastic!!

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  12. Never knew braised tofu was fried - good to know!

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    1. Sarah, you have a choice to fry or not too but I prefer to fry it. Glad to add in a choice for you too.

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  13. Wow....this looks so comforting! My kids would love this dish!

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    1. Thank you Amy, am sure this dish is suitable for everyone at home!

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  14. I'd like to try using clay pot cooking. I've made oven casseroles in clay hand-molded dishes though.

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    1. Casseroles in clay pot......great idea, Cindy!

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  15. Oh I've been wanting to buy a claypot for sometime but now I need to buy it even more!Love your recipe and I love everything about it :)

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    1. Don't wait Soni, go get one now. You won't regret to have it!

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  16. This is a perfect harvest meal, loving those fresh peas and carrots!

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    1. Thank you Pam, those vegetables also has add on colors in the pot!

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  17. Came across your blog. This looks like something I've gotta try! Can't wait, gonna go buy the ingredients tonight :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Pinktini! Happy trying and please let me know the outcome ya.

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