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Steamed Tofu with Pumpkin, Prawns & Ebikko

Steamed Tofu with Pumpkin
Steamed Tofu with Pumpkin, Prawns & Ebikko

If you are thinking how suspiciously similar this dish looks to my pumpkin chawanmushi … you are right! =x I made both on the same day. The ingredients are actually leftover from making the chawanmushi, I saw a piece of tofu in the fridge so I thought of making this. Tofu is soft so it is chew friendly post my wisdom tooth surgery.

Ingredients
(Serves two)

Main ingredients
– a piece of beancurd (200g-300g) [Note: You can use Japanese tofu, or those that are ideal for “cold dish” or “steaming”]
– 30g uncooked pumpkin flesh
– 3 Kamaboko fish cake slices
– 1 large prawn, shells and veins removed

Sauce
– 3 tbsp water/stock
– 1/4 tsp brown sugar
– 1/2 tsp sesame oil
– a bit of ground white pepper
– 1/2 tsp corn starch
– 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce

For garnishing (optional)
– ebikko
– chopped spring onions

Directions
1. Blend the pumpkin until smooth using a blender/mini chopper.
2. Place the fish cake slices on the tofu, place blended pumpkin on top of fish cake slices, add the prawn on top, and steam over high heat for 5 minutes. Drain away the liquid from steaming beancurd.
3. Bring ingredients for sauce to a boil. Pour over the cooked tofu. Garnish with ebikko and chopped spring onions.

Similar Recipes
Agedashi Tofu
Simple Cold Tofu

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For Wordless Wednesday.
Not entirely wordless, but it’s a pretty simple & short recipe ;p

30 comments on “Steamed Tofu with Pumpkin, Prawns & Ebikko”

  1. I like age-tofu but this is dish look cool and simple…something for change ..

  2. I really like how you use pumpkin to spice up the already simple and nice fare. And this one is so easy to make! :-)

  3. Simple yet healthy! I luv it! Nice presentation and beautiful shot! :up:

  4. Great – it looks tasty! Now I have a new recipe involving tofu :)

  5. I hope your mouth is feeling a bit better. This looks like a perfect post-dentist dish.

  6. This is so pretty, and the sauce looks delicious!

  7. Looks like I’m the only one who’s never had tofu, in any form -except in a smoothie- once.
    NC, your dish is a thing of beauty!

  8. Healthy and delicious! I simply love tofu!

  9. Simply love this! Now you can make Agedashi Tofu :)

  10. lovely tofu!!! i love steamed tofu with prawns but hmm nver had it with pumpkin! it’s always a great idea to maximise the ingredients hehe

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