Showing posts with label tofu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tofu. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fish Paste Stuffed Tofu Sheets ( Foo Pei )

When we had our 'yong tau hu', we surely order foo pei .The tofu sheets are so crunchy, while the fish paste are  chewy.
I remember once my ex-neighbour taught me how to make these foo pei, and it's been a very long time since I made those  foo pei.
Few days ago, with my kids in the house (school holidays), I made these foo pei.It's quite easy to make...
I just fold a single layer of tofu sheet.If you like you can fold more layers, or you can buy the thick tofu sheets. I used the thin layer tofu sheets. I like the chewy texture of these foo pei.

400 gm flesh of the mackerel fish/ikan tenggiri
300 ml water 
1/2 tbsp salt
Tofu sheets
Oil for deep fry

Clean the mackerel fish, cleave and split one side , then repeat the other side.
Use spoon to scrap out the flesh, put it in a bowl
Mix salt and warm water, stir till the salt dissolve.
Cleaned your hand, squeeze the flesh,  keep adding salt water, 1 tbsp at a time.
I used about 10 tbsp of salt & water mixture.
Do this until the fish paste becomes springy and shinning.

Wrapping Method:
Take a clean cloth or kitchen towel, scrub away the salt on the tofu sheets.
Cut the tofu sheets to become a small rectangle,depends on how big do you like.  
Put some fish paste onto the tofu sheets and wrap up.
Heat up oil and deep fry the wrapped fish paste, until golden brown.Serve.

Cleave and split....

Cleave and split the other side as well......see the blood? I should have cleaned it properly....lols

Take a spoon and scrap the flesh out.

Dissolve salt into the water...

Squeeze the flesh by adding salt water 1 tbsp at a time. I used about 10 tbsp of salt water.

See, if you use hands , you can feel the bones, take it out.......

Not ready yet......

See the shinning surface? Can feel the springy too..And it's done....

Ready to wrap.....

Tofu sheets.....clean with a clean cloth or kitchen towels..

Cut the tofu sheets into small rectangle, and ready to wrap.

Ready to deep-fry...

Chewy and yummy taste of foo pei.....

Friday, September 30, 2011

Steam Tofu With Fish

This is a very simple yet flavourful dish. I used sliced dory fish fillet, you can use any fish that you like.Remove the bones and sliced it.
I also used packed block soft tofu.

1 block soft tofu
Few slices of fish fillet.

1 tbsp oil 
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp chopped ginger
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp water
Dash of pepper and sesame oil

Some shredded spring onion for garnishing

Heat up oil and saute ginger and chopped garlic until fragrant.
Add in the remaining ingredients and bring to boil.Dish up.
Arrange tofu onto a serving plate and put sliced fish on top.
Steam at high heat for 13 minutes.
Remove and pour away the excess water.
Pour over the sauce and garnish with shredded spring onion on top and serve.