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Steamed pork over tofu

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Here’s one of my favorite dishes that my mom makes. It’s a pretty simple dish, but is definitely very tasty. I don’t know the exact recipe for here’s the essence of it.

There’s three basic ingredients:
Minced pork
Preserved mustard greens
Firm tofu.

The preserved mustard greens usually come in refrigerated packages and can be found in most Asian supermarkets. It is chopped into bit-sized pieces and mixed with the minced pork. Salt, sugar, sesame oil, and soy sauce is added to the mixture as a marinate. Refrigerate the meat mixture or let it sit for an hours or so.

The tofu is sliced into rectangular blocks about an inch thick. It’s placed onto the bottom of a medium sized bowl, about 2 inches deep. The uncooked meat mixture is spread over the tofu, covering as much of the tofu as possible. Everything is then steamed.

As it steams, the juices from the meat mixes with the moisture of the tofu. It creates a delicious liquid component to the dish.

Once it’s done, it’ll look about something like this. It goes great over a small bowl of white rice.

Here’s a variation of it. Instead of minced pork and preserved mustard greens, this following dish uses mushrooms.

Links on Mustard Greens:
Mustard greens on Wikipedia
Mustard greens recipe on Simply Recipes
Pickled mustard greens recipe on Food Mayhem

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