Monday, June 3, 2013

Wendell's Braised Tofu and Ground Pork

Wendell made this awhile back . . . before "g) all of the above".  I'm glad I wasn't too lazy to grab my camera and get at least this shot while he was cooking it, so that now I can share it with you.  I've always liked ground pork/tofu dishes and this one was especially ono. 

He followed the recipe that was in the Honolulu Star Advertiser on 5/22/13, the Wednesday section called Dining In and Out.  It's a Hawaiian Electric Co. "The Electric Kitchen" recipe.  I hope I can find it online so that I no need type it out. Cross your fingers.


Yahoooooo!!!   Here it is:

Braised Tofu and Ground Pork


1 block firm or extra firm tofu
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound ground pork (may substitute with ground beef, turkey or chicken)
1 clove garlic, grated
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon shoyu
1/4 cup cool water
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 stalk green onion, chopped


Drain tofu and place on towel.  To get rid excess water in the tofu, place another towel on top of the tofu, then place something flat and heavy (like a cutting board) on top.  Weigh the cutting board down by putting a couple of cans of soup on top.  Let sit for 10 minutes.  Cut the tofu into several slices 3/4" thick.  Season both sides with salt and pepper.
Heat a wok or large sauté pan over medium-high heat. When hot, swirl in the cooking oil.  Carefully slide in the tofu slices in one layer. Fry for 1 minute on each side until both sides are browned.  Remove the seared tofu to a clean plate.  Using the same wok, add in the ground pork; sauté until browned, about 2 minutes.  Add in the garlic and the ginger; stir fry for 30 seconds.  Add in chicken broth, oyster sauce and soy sauce.  In a small bowl, whisk together the water and cornstarch.  Stir in the water and cornstarch mixture into the wok and bring everything to a simmer. Add the cooked tofu back in the pot.  Lower the heat to medium-low.  Let simmer for 5 minutes, until thickened.  Mix in green onion. Serve with rice.  Makes 4 servings.


jenny said...

yum! hawaiian electric kitchen was always winnas. thank god they have a great archive of all the recipes online. i miss shows like that!

jalna said...

It was so yum, Jenny. You're right, thank god they had the recipe online.

Erick said...

Looks so ono!

Randism said...

now dis i can eat witout feelin guilty!

jalna said...

Funny Rand!

Nippon Nin said...

This is nice recipe. I'm going to make it tomorrow! So simple and satisfying.

jalna said...

You're gonna like it, Akemi.

Anonymous said...

I tried this recipe, oh it was so good and easy!It hit the spot. Thanks for sharing -N

jalna said...

Yay, N!!! I just told Wendell about your comment. He said he got firm tofu in the 'fridge so he's gonna make it tonight! LOL!