Quick Soft Tofu Recipe (Microwave) | Beyond Kimchee

This korean delicate bean curd ( satiny bean curd ) takes less than 5 minutes to prepare using a microwave. You can besides use boil or steaming method to cook this delectable voiced bean curd recipe. With a elementary korean soy sauce chili sauce, it makes easy, quick, healthy, and delicious side serve or a light meal to vegan and vegetarian dieters .
This quick silken tofu is steamed and served with Korean soy chili sauce several years ago, I was having a vacation on Korea ’ s eastern seashore with my family riding three-wheel all-terrain vehicles ( ATVs ). Our template told us to go up a steep batch in the rain. unfortunately I had a very bad precipitate, which led to a fracture on my upper femur bone right below the socket .
Long floor light, alternatively of spending the day riding ATVs we rode ambulances alternatively. I had operation and was hospitalized in a korean hospital for a few days. During the hospitalization insurance I lost complete 10 lbs due to the stress and a loss of appetite. I wasn ’ metric ton able to taste or eat any food that was served in the hospital. Everything tasted like sand EXCEPT this korean balmy bean curd dish called “ yeondubu ( 연두부 ) ”.

Somehow, I was able to taste this satiny smooth delicate tofu drizzled with slightly hot Korean soy chili sauce. It was the only serve that I could actually swallow down .
Streamed silken tofu with Korean soy chili sauce is easy to spoon up
This korean satiny bean curd was a life-saver for me during those afflictive recovery days, and I still enjoy it. And of course, after my recovery I gained all the pounds back plus a little more. Arrrgh !
Out of all the soft bean curd recipes out there, this is possibly the easiest and quickest to make – less than 5 minutes to cook with the basic ingredients you already have in your kitchen. The better separate ? No clean up !
Doesn ’ t it sound like a perfective recipe for those faineant days when you don ’ t want to spend excessively much time in the kitchen ?
You can besides serve this balmy bean curd dish cold, straight from the refrigerator. No cooking is necessary and it will bring a refreshingly cool taste. It ’ sulfur good year-round, so don ’ thyroxine forget this incredibly slowly korean cushy bean curd when the hot summer rolls around .
Don ’ t miss out on this healthy vegetarian and vegan bean curd recipe. It ’ s besides a gluten-free recipe, if you use gluten-free soy sauce. This cup of tea is low in fat, super delicious, and hassle-free !

What is silken tofu?

Korean organic soft tofu, often called silken tofu, is in the package.
Silken bean curd is undrained and unpressed bean curd. Of the many types of bean curd, it has the highest water content. It is made by coagulating soy milk without curdling it, which gives it a wobbly, tender texture .
In the regular bean curd world, you can find three different variety show ; soft, firm, and extra-firm. In korean cuisine, we don ’ thymine use supernumerary -firm bean curd that a lot. rather we put this satiny bean curd as a separate of the bean curd assortment. If you want to differentiate between the soft bean curd and satiny bean curd, satiny bean curd is softer and creamier than the easy bean curd and it is more delicate and fall apart well if handled not correctly .

Is silken tofu same as soft tofu?

however, satiny bean curd is frequently called as soft bean curd in Korean and chinese cuisine. korean cuisine frequently uses the terminus of voiced bean curd in the name of serve where the satiny bean curd is actually used alternatively .
blue Korean soft tofu soup ( soondubu jjigae ) is made with this satiny bean curd called soon bean curd ( 순두부 ), but people calls it soft tofu soup ( or fret ) in English. For the like cause, this recipe is using a satiny bean curd, but you can call it soft bean curd deoxyadenosine monophosphate well
Tofu is a widely used ingredient in korean cuisine. While crisp pan-fried bean curd recipes use firm bean curd, many of korean soups and stew uses soft soft bean curd in the recipe. See my doenjang jjigae recipe for the use of easy bean curd .
On the other hand, Korean piano bean curd fret ( sundubu jjigae ) uses satiny bean curd as a key component. I shared another great delicate bean curd soup recipe in my cookbook, korean Cooking Favorites .

How to Cook Soft Tofu Recipes (3 different ways)

If you prefer it to be warm, try one of the two ways below .
3 different method tare used to steam soft (silken) tofu in Korean cooking

  1. Microwave method: Take the tofu out of the package and gently place it on a microwave-safe plate. Warm it up for about 45 seconds in the microwave.
  2. Poaching method: Drop the entire unopened package of tofu in boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Carefully open the package and slide the tofu out onto a serving dish. (If you are not comfortable with the plastic package in boiling water, use the microwave or steaming method instead)
  3. Steaming method: Bring a pot of water to boil with a steamer in it. Put a block of tofu on a heat-proof plate and place it on the steamer. Cover the pot with a lid and steam for 3-5 minutes.

How to make Korean Soft Tofu with Soy Chili Sauce (Microwave Method)

Korean soy chili sauce is combined in a small green bowl with a spoon.
Step 1. Make soy chili sauce : Mix all the soy sauce chili sauce ingredients in a small bowl .
A block of silken (soft) tofu is placed on a plate.
Step 2. Cook in a microwave: Take the bean curd out of package and place on a microwave safe dish. heat it up for 45-60 seconds until hot .
A spoonful of chili soy sauce is drizzling over soft tofu on a green plate.
Step 3. Drizzle the soy chili sauce: Spoon the sauce over the entire block of bean curd. Or slice the bean curd into 2-4 pieces and place them on an individual dish, then drizzle the sauce over the bean curd. Enjoy warm or at room temperature .
This recipe was in the first place posted in October 2013. I ’ ve updated the recipe with child changes, new photos, and more information .
Streamed silken tofu with Korean soy chili sauce is easy to spoon up

Quick Soft Tofu Recipe (Microwave)

This soft tofu (silken tofu) recipe takes only 5 minutes to prepare in a microwave. A slightly spicy Korean soy chili sauce adds umami in this light tofu dish.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound silken bean curd, drained
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp Korean soup soy sauce (gukganjang) optional
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 -3 tsp Korean chili flakes (gochugaru)
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped

Instructions 

  • To make soy chili sauce; mix all the soy chili sauce ingredients in a small bowl.

  • To steam the tofu, take the tofu out of the package and place on a microwave safe dish. Heat it up for 1-2 minutes until hot.

  • Drizzle the soy chili sauce over the entire block of tofu, or slice the tofu into 2-4 pieces and place them on an individual dish, then drizzle the sauce over the tofu. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Other method to steam soft tofu:

  • Poaching method: Drop the entire unopened package of tofu in boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Carefully open the package and slide the tofu out onto a serving dish. (If you are not comfortable with the plastic package in boiling water, use the microwave or steaming method instead)
  • Steaming method: Bring a pot of water to boil with a steamer in it. Put a block of tofu on a heat-proof plate and place it on the steamer. Cover the pot with a lid and steam for 3-5 minutes.

cuisine :Korean course :Side Dish author :Holly Ford

Calories:

93

kcal

,

Carbohydrates:

4

g

,

Protein:

7

g

,

Fat:

6

g

,

Saturated Fat:

1

g

,

Polyunsaturated Fat:

3

g

,

Monounsaturated Fat:

2

g

,

Sodium:

635

mg

,

Potassium:

241

mg

,

Fiber:

1

g

,

Sugar:

2

g

,

Vitamin A:

30

IU

,

Vitamin C:

1

mg

,

Calcium:

49

mg

,

Iron:

1

mg

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