Japanese Recipes with Ajinomoto: Steamy Stuffed Tofu

Tofu can be fun and delicious meal for kids, not to mention healthy, especially when added with Ajinomoto’s Aji-Shio Seasoning Mix. The tofu’s flavor and texture, when combined with ground pork, shrimp, and sauces, is enhanced by Ajinomoto. It turns this simple dish into a delight to the palate!

Steamy stuffed tofu is very easy to prepare, even by kids! All you need are the following:

For the Tofu Blocks:

  • 1 ½ blocks of fresh tofu. Cut into 12 equal rectangular pieces. For each block, scoop out each center of the tofu to leave a hollow part. Set aside the scooped out tofu.

  • 1/8 kilo ground beef or pork

  • 1 egg (beaten)

  • ½ pack of Ajinomoto’s Aji-Shio Seasoning Mix with Pepper (6 gram pack)

  • ½ pack of Ajinomoto’s Aji-Shio Seasoning Mix with Garlic (6 gram pack)

  • 12 pcs shrimp (peeled)

For the Special Sauce:

  • 1 ½ tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 tbsp ginger (grated)

  • 3 tbsp minced onions

  • 1/8 cup water (or soup stock)

  • 1 ½ tbsp oyster sauce

  • 1 ½ tbsp sesame oil

  • 1 tbsp soysauce

Combine the scooped out tofu, ground beef and beaten egg in a small bowl. Mix with Ajinomoto’s Aji-Shio Seasoning Mix with Pepper and Aji-Shio Seasoning Mix with Garlic. Mix well. Next, spoon this mixture on the small craters you created on the tofu blocks when you scooped out their centers. Place the shrimp on top firmly and make sure it does not topple over. Steam the tofu – ground pork – shrimp combination for about 20 minutes.

For the sauce, saute ginger and onions in hot oil. Add the water (or soup stock), oyster sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil and bring everthing to boil. Make sure to mix everything well.

After the sauce has been boiling for around 3 minutes, pour it evenly over the tofu blocks. Serve hot. Enjoy it!!!

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