Saturday, February 21, 2009

Stir-Fried Zucchini with Fermented Beancurd

Well, Chow Vegan left a comment in one of the zucchini dishes I had. She said that she used fermented beancurd to stir-fry, so I gave it a try. This is another way to cook zucchini. I guess if I could get some green zucchini, this dish will be more colourful and just omit the spring onion. Freshly chopped chilli can be used to replace the dried chilli flake too.

Preparation: 5 mins, with 30 mins standing time Cooking time: 5 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 200g yellow zucchini, cut into slices
° 1 teaspoon salt
° 1 tablespoon olive oil
° 2 cloves garlic or 1 slice ginger
° 1 cube fermented beancurd, mashed with 1 tablespoon water
° ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes, for garnish
° ½ teaspoon freshly chopped spring onion or coriander leaves, for garnish
° some roasted sesame seed (optional), for garnish

Method
1. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon salt to the zucchini, mix well and leave for 15-30 minutes for the liquid to drain. Rinse and gently squeeze out as much moisture as you can.
2. Heat the oil in a wok. Add the garlic or ginger and fry till fragrant.
3. Throw in the zucchini and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add in the mashed fermented beancurd and stir-fry till well mix.
4. Transfer to a serving dish, garnish with dried chilli flakes, spring onion or coriander leaves and sesame seeds and serve immediately.

9 comments:

Jamie Walker said...

This looks really good. I've never cooked with fermented bean curd. Actually, I'm not even sure where I would find it. I'll have to investigate and post my own experience cooking with it. :)

Thanks for posting!

Jamie Walker said...

argh! I just tried to leave a comment and somehow it didn't work! Trying again (sorry if this turns out to be a duplicate). I have never heard of or cooked with fermented bean curd but it sounds tasty and very interesting. I'll have to see where I can find this and try this dish. Sounds delicious. Thanks for posting!

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

So sorry, I think there is something wrong with the 'comment', i change it back to the old one :) Hope it work fine now.

Cheers :)

chow vegan said...

Looks delicious! Green and yellow zucchini would make a beautiful dish. I don't really see the yellow ones at the market over here so I just use the green. :-)

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Thanks Chow Vegan for the idea, you know, now i have another way to cook zucchini :)

cheers

veganefcliz said...

Do you use the white or the red fermented beancurd? I've just found this blog and am loving it!

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi veganefcliz

Thanks, I use the white one :) Cheers :)

Tessa said...

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Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Thanks Tessa :) cheers

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