Friday, March 14, 2008

Tofu Seaweed Roll

This is a simple tofu seaweed roll. You may want to wipe the beancurd sheet thoroughly to remove the saltiness. If not, just omit salt in the filling. Just add any other ingredients such as carrot, water chestnut, pumpkin or mushroom to the mashed tofu, if desired.

This is roughly the way Vegetarian/Mock Fish is made. Just that firm tofu is too soft and need to be replaced or mixed with “Dou Bao” or some other ingredients. With cornstarch added and the finally product is wrapped up with cellophane paper and steamed.

Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 5 mins

Ingredients (makes 1)
° 1 small firm tofu, pat dried and mashed
° 1 piece nori sheet
° 1 piece beancurd sheet, cut into 20cm x 22cm and wipe with wet kitchen towel
° ¼ teaspoon sesame oil
° salt and pepper to taste
° granulated mushroom bouillon or seasoning, to taste
° few slices fresh red chilli (optional), finely chopped
° oil, for deep-frying

1. Combine mashed tofu, sesame oil, salt, pepper, mushroom seasoning, chilli in a bowl and mix well.
2. Lay the beancurd sheet on a plate or chopping board. Then, place the nori sheet on top.
3. Spread the mashed tofu on the nori sheet on one side. Roll up as a spring roll. Tap some water at the end to seal up.
4. Heat oil over a high fire and deep fry the beancurd until golden yellow Remove, drain on kitchen paper and leave to cool.
5. Cut into sections and serves with chilli or dipping sauce.


Anonymous said...

oh, this looks really nice.. do i need a lot of oil to fry it?

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Thanks, oil must be hot. The best if you can have more oil to cover it, if at least enough to cover at least one side and turn over later for the other side.

Maybe, next round, i shall try pan-fried and see the outcome or maybe brush some oil over and toasted it. Must test out first.

Have a lovely weekend


mustardseed said...

oh I reallyhave to deep fry this? I hate deep fried stuff cause I don't like that greasy feel in my mouth. No way man.

Can I bake it? Steam it? Pan frying is a little difficult I think.

dreamy said...

Yea! They look good! I once eat veggie chicken at a veg stall they use a batter for the mock chicken and deep fry it's very nice. (but oily :p)

Anonymous said...

That looks great! I would love to try it sometime. Thanks for the recipe!

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Ha..ha..ha.. Mel, I know you don't like deep-fried stuff, not healthy.

Next time, i will try other method like steaming, baking and see how it works out to be :)

Dreamy, yes it is nice but oily (need to drain well and limit the amount, to stay healthy)

Cheers :)

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