Food Forum
Vol. 29 No. 4  January 2016

MORE ABOUT JAPANESE COOKING

TRADITIONAL RECIPE

IRI-DOFU SCRAMBLED TOFU

Iri-dofu scrambled tofu is a popular dish, often made at home. In addition to the ingredients suggested here, tofu mixes well with a variety of other vegetables, including Japanese long onion and shiitake mushrooms. Iri-dofu is also delicious served at room temperature.

Ingredients

KonjacKonjac
Serves 4

151 kcal  Protein 9.1 g  Fat 8.8 g (per person)

  • One block firm tofu, 400 g / 14 oz.
  • 50 g / 2 oz. carrot
  • 40 g / 1.5 oz. burdock root
  • 1/4 block konjac, 50 g / 2 oz.
  • 2-3 pieces of dried cloud ear mushrooms
  • 8 snow peas
  • Salt
  • 1 T vegetable oil
Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 T granulated sugar
  • 2 T Kikkoman Light Color Soy Sauce
  • 1 T sake
  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions

  1. Cut tofu into quarters, boil for 1 minute in a pot, then drain.
  2. Cut both carrot and burdock into julienned strips 4 cm / 1 1/2 in. long. Set aside the carrot; soak the burdock in water for 10 minutes, then drain.
  3. Boil konjac for 2 minutes in a pot and drain. Slice thinly crosswise, then cut into julienned strips 4 cm / 1 1/2 in. long.
  4. Soak dried cloud ear mushrooms in water for 30 minutes, drain and put in a bowl. Pour hot water over the mushrooms and soak for a minute; drain and discard tough ends; cut mushrooms into thin strips.
  5. String the snow peas. Parboil in salted hot water, then drain. Slice diagonally.
  6. Heat oil in a pan and on high heat, add konjac, burdock and carrot, sautéing each before adding the next ingredient. Add the cloud ear mushrooms, then the tofu.
  7. On continued high heat, sauté the tofu, breaking it up coarsely.
  8. Add the seasoning ingredients, stir well, then add the snow peas.
  9. Finally, pour in the beaten egg and stir gently. Remove from heat and serve.

Recipe by Kikkoman Corporation

1 C (U.S. cup) = approx. 240 ml; 1 T = 15 ml; 1 t = 5 ml