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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

FRIED TOFU WITH OKRA

Simple ingredients but do not underestimate the taste and goodness of this dish.  
A meatless dish that is tastes awesome, not too overwhelming in taste.  Both the fried tofu and okra are smooth, soft and tender, suitable for all ages.
Okra aka Lady's Fingers is rich in nutrients, contains antioxidants.  May lower heart disease risk, anticancer properties, lower blood sugar and helps to relieve constipation problems.
Recipe adapted from Irene's You-tube video with modifications
Ingredients
2 pieces soft tofu - cut thick slices and pan-fried
250 gm Okra [lady's fingers] - washed and sliced
1 red chilli - sliced
some chopped ginger
Seasoning
1 heaped tbsp fermented soy bean paste [taucheong]
1 tsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp mushroom stock granules
dash of pepper

  1. Pan fry tofu pieces until golden brown.  Dish up.
  2. Using the same pan, add in some oil, saute chopped ginger until aromatic.  Add in taucheong, continue to fry for awhile.  Mix in fried tofu pieces.   Add in 150 ml water.
  3. Bring to boil, add in sliced Okra and red chilli,  Lightly stir fry to mix the ingredients.  Cover to cook the Okra until bright green in colour and tender.
  4. Add in seasoning.  Mix well. 
  5. Dish up to serve.

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