Recipe - Hakka Stuffed Tofu [Serves 2]

Recipe - Hakka Stuffed Tofu [Serves 2]

Ingredients:

  • 500g firm tofu
  • 3 Tbsp Lee Kum Kee Premium Light Soy Sauce, to flavour
  • 4 Tbsp cornflour
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 spring onion, finely sliced, to garnish
  • A hand full of coriander, to garnish

Stuffing:

  • 100g prawns, raw and minced up into a paste with a cleaver 100g minced pork
  • 1 Tbsp Lee Kum Kee Premium Light Soy Sauce
  • ½ Tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • ½ spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 knob of ginger, ½cm in length, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp cornflour
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • 1 pinch of ground white pepper
  • 1 handful of coriander, finely chopped
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Method:

  1. Knead all the stuffing ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  2. To combine the stuffing well, scoop up the filling from the mixing bowl in a cupped hand and throw the mix back into the mixing bowl. This not only tenderises the meat, but will push any air out of the mix, creating a smooth texture when biting into the meat. Repeat this process 5–6 times, in order to tenderise the mix and combine well.
  3. Slice the tofu into 4 x 4 x 2cm squares. Carefully scoop out a ‘crater’ in the middle of each square of tofu and lightly dust with cornflour (roughly a ¼ tsp of cornflour will be sufficient for each square).
  4. Fill each tofu crater carefully with 1 heaped teaspoon of your stuffing mix. Any excess stuffing mix can be rolled into small meatballs and steamed alongside the tofu, so there is nothing wasted.
  5. Set up a steamer over a pan of simmering water. Place the tofu squares on a heatproof plate or other surface that can fit into the steamer, then steam over a high heat for 10 minutes.
  6. Once the tofu is cooked, heat the vegetable oil in a wok over a high heat and bring to smoking point. Once smoking hot, scatter the finely sliced spring onion and a little coriander onto the tofu squares and pour the hot oil over the top.
  7. Season generously with the Lee Kum Kee Premium Light Soy Sauce and serve hot.