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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