Today I introduce you to a great high protein dish “Tofu and Edamame with Flavorful Thick Sauce”. This is an incredibly easy, healthy and delicious dish so it is great for weeknight dinners.
The seasonings are soy sauce and cooking sake. Also I use corn starch slurry to make the sauce thicker. The thick sauce coats tofu and edamame and you can enjoy all the flavors together.
I used frozen edamame in the recipe but you can use fresh too. Edamame is a very useful, versatile and nutritious ingredient. You can add it to many dishes, like omelet, soup, salad, rice, pasta and so on. Or you can just snack on boiled edamame! In Japan we traditionally eat edamame as an appetizer when we drink beer at dinner. The reason being that edamame may help the function of the liver which helps breakdown alcohol. At some common Japanese restaurants, Izakaya, they serve edamame right after we are seated before we order, like bread sticks in an Italian restaurant (mostly the cost is included in the price as a service fee).
The recipe is very easy and quick.
Place tofu, edamame and seasonings into a pan and cook. Add slurry and serve!
It is a vegan and gluten free dish when you use kelp dashi stock or your favorite vegetable broth, and gluten free soy sauce.
Ingredients (servings 2)
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½ pack Firm Tofu
½ cup Frozen Edamame
1 cup Dashi stock (any kind)
1 Tbsp. Cooking Sake
1 Tbsp. Corn Starch (for slurry)
2 Tbsp. Water (for slurry)
Detailed and visual instructions can be found in the recipe PDF: Tofu and Edamame Dish