Ingredients (for small pot):
4.4 oz soymilk
1 package 5ml nigari
4-4.5 oz water
1/5 egg white
1/2 tsp sake
Pinch of salt
Small quantity of corn starch
Vegetable (preferably green) for garnish
1/2 tsp soy sauce
- Make Banrai Tofu.
- Devein shrimps and chop them up into small pieces. Add egg white, sake, and salt, and mix well.
- Dust the surface of Tofu with cornstarch, and add the shrimp mix. Cook for 7 to 12 minutes.
- Garnish with greens, and cover the lid 30 seconds.
- Pour soy sauce and sesame oil over Shrimp Tofu.
1 small pack Banrai soymilk
1 oz edamame paste
(cooked, pureed in a food processor and pressed through a fine sieve)
- Place the edamame paste in a 2 cup measuring cup. Pour in Banrai soymilk that has been chilled in refrigerator for 2 to 5 hours, stirring gently with chopsticks until the total of edamame paste and soy milk is about 4 ounces. Add the proper volume of water in the outer Banrai pot and set the white container inside. Gently pour in the edamame and soymilk mixture into the white container. With a paper towel, remove any bubbles appearing on the surface.
- Cover the Banrai pot with lid, place the pot over medium-low heat, and cook for 8 minutes. After cooking, leave the pot covered for an additional 3 minutes. Do not remove lid at any time during cooking. Allow tofu to rest.
- Scoop the edamame tofu into a serving plate and garnish the top with julienned shiso and a sprinkle of sea salt.
Variation: Serve the edamame tofu with virgin olive oil and sprinkle of black olive flakes*.
*Black olive flakes: Pit and mince the black olives. Spread them over a sheet pan covered with an oven resistant cookie sheet and dry-cook them in the heated oven at 250°F, for 40 minutes.