I use firm tofu (also called momen tofu) to make tofu dressing. Love your shirae recipe. thank u always, Hi Hazel! Remove tofu from the paper towel. Green Beans with Tofu Dressing (Shira-ae) is a simple vegetarian side dish. To store the leftover tofu, keep it in an airtight container and pour water until it covers the tofu. She used to put konnyaku in but I can’t remember how she prepped it. Break it into pieces with your hands and add to the sesame seed mixture. Gomaae (Spinach Salad with Sesame Dressing), Nanakusa Gayu (Seven Herb Rice Porridge) 七草粥, Gyoza with Wings (Hanetsuki Gyoza) 羽根つき餃子, Chicken Fried Rice チキンライス - Midnight Diner Season 2, https://www.justonecookbook.com/hijiki-salad/. I always wanted to have chance to learn japanees food, and now I got it. Hope this helps! It took me a while to remove the large tofu lumps and produce the smooth consistency of the tofu dressing, but it worked fine. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Cut the green beans diagonally into 2-inch pieces. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website. Please do not use my images without my permission. But some of them have slightly watery dressings. Thank you so much for your kind words! Keep in the refrigerator (change the water every day) and use it within a few days. Tofu absorbs seasonings and it gives an interesting texture to the vegetables too. The tofu-based dressing has a very gentle flavour and goes well with blanched green beans with some carrot to give a bright colour to the dish. When I posted Broccolini Karashi-ae (Mustard Dressing), I talked about aemono, which means foods that are dressed or seasoned. Remove the kitchen paper from the tofu, and place the tofu into the mortar, breaking it into small pieces (note 2). I’m so happy to hear you like shiraae with green beans. It’s so easy to put together and it’s perfect for my vegetarian and vegan guests. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Your email address will not be published. Transfer the beans to a bowl of cold water to cool them down quickly. I have had spinach shiraae before but loved the idea of making it with green beans when I saw your recipe. You can find Hikari Miso® products in your local Japanese grocery stores and Asian markets. Hi kyung! To find the balance, I usually drain for 15-30 minutes. When chilled, the mashed tofu gives a nice refreshing taste and it’s delicious! thanks again. Don’t forget to see the section ‘MEAL IDEAS’ below the recipe card! Do not skip this step. You can find suribachi and surikogi online on Amazon or MTC Kitchen. I try to come up with a combination of dishes with a variety of flavours, colours, textures and make-ahead dishes. It should not be bland. It gives you a list of dishes that I have already posted and the new recipe in this post that can make up a complete meal. xo, I LOVE this recipe! Mushrooms such as shiitake mushrooms and shimeji mushrooms are also often used, especially together with spinach. Thank you for reading my blog! Buy our best-selling e-cookbook full of 33 easy and simple Japanese recipes! Hi LML! Trim both ends off the beans and cut each bean diagonally into 5cm long pieces. Japanese Ingredient Substitution: If you want to look for substitutes for Japanese condiments and ingredients, click here. Sprinkle a pinch of salt over the carrot sticks and leave for 10 minutes. Hi Lorraine! ???? Today’s recipe is a Japanese dressing made with tofu which is called Shira-ae (白和え). Add the beans and the carrots to the tofu dressing and mix well. will serve with rice. When you Google search ‘shira-ae’ and look at the images, you notice that some dishes are dressed in rather dry tofu dressings that almost look like scrambled tofu. Ingredients include green beans, mushrooms, french fried onion rings and cream of mushroom soup. The consistency is like loose yoghurt. Tofu itself does not have sufficient flavour to dress vegetables but when mixed with roasted white sesame seeds, sugar, miso, light soy sauce and salt, it becomes a delicately flavoured but thick white dressing that matches perfectly with blanched green beans. If you would like to add konnnyaku, we recommend cooking with dashi, etc. This post may contain affiliate links. Yodufu (Tofu hot pot) We only had a smooth mortar and pestle, but didn’t let it stop me. Required fields are marked *. I have learned a lot from you, thank you so much for making your recipes so easy to follow! A stick blender is also good for this. This vegan-friendly salad is super easy to make and can be on your dinner table in no time! Your email address will not be published. Refreshing and full of flavor, it’s a vegetable side that I personally make a lot year-round. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Personally, being such a hardened cheat, I am going to replace the sesame seeds with ready-ground tahini paste and the medium-firm tofu with silken tofu for the Japanese sake of convenience, Hi Steven! Tofu is a versatile ingredient. It’s been updated with new images and content in December 2019. Grind sesame seeds in the Japanese mortar (suribachi) with a pestle (surikogi). Today I’ll show you how to make Shiraae (白和え) – a blanched vegetable dressed with flavorful mashed tofu. In the meantime, cut the carrot into 4-5cm long thin matchsticks. , Namiko: I very much appreciate the recipes you provide in this website/newsletter … I cook quite a bit in my house – my wife who is american/Japanese, duz not cook … So i do the cooking while she cleans after my mess … I try to cook as authentic as i can while cooking japanese food which we both love … Im pretty good with the main dishes but its the side dishes i have trouble with, so thankyou for your simple yet delicious recipes …. Be sure to season the blanched vegetables with soy sauce first. Be sure to shake off any excess soy sauce from the green beans first. Hi Vanessa! Because the dressing is white, I think that green leaves work the best. Happy t hear you enjoyed it. Thank you for your kind feedback. xoxo. I checked the website but they don’t sell them online… I love their ceramics! For 200g of tofu, you need 1½ tablespoons of roasted white sesame seeds, just over 1 tablespoon of sugar, ½ tablespoon each of miso and light soy sauce and tiny amount of salt. Thank you to Hikari Miso® for sponsoring this post. Submitted by teelleewe Updated: July 12, 2017. Gather all the ingredients. I’m so glad you tried this recipe and thank you for your kind feedback. It’s a different texture from spinach, so you get to enjoy crunchy texture in this recipe. If I want to shorten to 15 minutes, I would put something heavy on top of the tofu to facilitate the draining process.