Friday, 15 April 2016

Minced Pork and Tofu in Oyster Sauce 蚝油肉碎烩豆腐

In my opinion, Minced Pork and Tofu in Oyster Sauce 家常蚝油肉碎烩豆腐 is one of the simplest and easiest Chinese home-made dish. It is not only tasty, but versatile and pairs perfectly with steamed rice or hot porridge, be it Cantonese or Teochew style. Usually, when I have only 20 minutes to spare for preparing and cooking, Minced Pork and Tofu in Oyster Sauce 家常蚝油肉碎烩豆腐 would be one priority dish that I would put on the table. Why? Because it simply shouts ~~home-sweet-home~~

Ingredients (enough for 4 pax with steamed rice and other dishes) :
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  • 300 gm minced pork 
  • 1 tray of silken tofu (available from markets/supermarkets)
  • 2 stalks of spring onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)

Seasonings :

  • 1/4 tsp salt (to marinate minced pork)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar (to marinate minced pork)
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce (to marinate minced pork)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil (to marinate minced pork)
  • 1 tsp corn/potato starch flour (to marinate minced pork)
  • 2 tsp sugar (for cooking)
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce (for cooking)
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil (for cooking)

(tsp = teaspoon; tbsp = tablespoon)    

Tip : Do not dice tofu too small/fine for better texture.

Method :

  • Marinate minced pork by adding 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp corn/potato starch.
  • Use a pair of chopsticks to blend minced pork and seasonings in one direction (clockwise or anti-clockwise) for about a minute.
  • Remove tofu from tray and cut into 8 parts.
  • Heat cooking oil in wok/skillet. Use medium heat.
  • Lightly stir fry finely chopped garlic.
  • Fold in marinated minced pork. Stir fry with a spatular till meat is about 50% cooked.
  • Fold in tofu.
  • Add 2 tbsp oyster sauce and lightly toss the ingredients.
  • Add 2 tsp sugar (or to taste).
  • Turn to medium-high heat and allow the ingredients to simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to serving bowl/plate when all ingredients are fully cooked.
  • Top with chopped spring onions before serve.

Minced Pork and Tofu in Oyster Sauce 家常蚝油肉碎烩豆腐 - a simple yet distinctively unforgettable 家常菜.


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