Sunday, January 11, 2015

AMW Cooks: Beancurd with Minced Pork in Oyster Sauce

Hi AMW Friends!
I missed cooking!  For this whole week, I got to cook (like really cook) for 2-3 times only.  The rest?  I relied on Longganisa that was given to us, or corned beef with potatoes (you know those easy-to-cook meals?)

So yes, this mom (me!)  misses the chopping of ingredients, setting them aside.  Or marinate chicken or pork and other nitty-gritty stuff when it comes to cooking!

Today, I will share to you one of my favorite meals!  Beancurd (Tofu)!  I pray I don't get "Uric Acid" when I grow older because I just can't stop myself from eating Tofu!  I mean seriously, aren't they delicious???  (Sorry to non-tofu lovers out there!)

How to cook Beancurd dish?  So many ways!  But this is the simplest and my favorite!

Beancurd with Minced Pork in Oyster Sauce (you may add a bit of Hoisin Sauce for that extra OOMPH)

  • Tofu, cut into cubes
  • Minced Pork
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Garlic and onion
  • Oil
  • Water
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Soy Sauce
  • Lee Kum Kee Oyster Sauce
  • Lee Kum Kee Hoisin Sauce (Optional)
  • Mushrooms (optional)
  • Cornstarch used to thicken the sauce
  • Pan fry beancurd in oil until golden.  Set aside and let it cool.
  • Sauteed garlic and onion in a pan including minced pork until cooked.
  • Pour in water, soy sauce and oyster sauce.
  • Sprinkle green bell pepper (and mushrooms if you want to). 
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.  You may even add a bit of Hoisin sauce at this stage.
  • Thicken sauce by adding corn starch mixed in water.
  • Pour over fried beancurd.

If you don't have enough time to fry the beancurd prior to cooking the sauce, feel free to do the same steps (above) and pour in uncooked (but diced) beancurd as shown on photo below!  The taste is just as yummy!

How do you like your beancurd?
Do you prefer fried beancurd or regular beancurd as shown on the last photo?

I like my beancurd with texture so I prefer the fried one, but on days I want to eat "healthy", I go for the latter!

Happy Sunday! 

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