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How to Cook Braised Bean Curd with Shrimp

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Vegetables
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Author: Manny

Ingredients

For the fried tofu:

  • 2 to fu cakes
  • 4 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • cooking oil for frying

For the sauce:

  • 100 grams shrimps peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 2 Tbsp. leeks chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup broth
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. white wine
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp. water

    Instructions

    How to Cook Braised Bean Curd with Shrimp

    • Drain off liquid in tofu by wrapping it in a cheesecloth and pressing out water or put it between 2 paper napkins and press out the water. Just double the napkins on top and at the bottom.
    • Divide each tofu blocks into 8 pieces.
    • Mix flour, eggs, and 1/2 tsp. salt to make a batter. Heat half of the oil.
    • Dip tofu in batter and fry until light brown. Drain and set aside.
    • Heat about 3 Tbsp. oil and saute leaks and shrimp.
    • Add tofu, then broth, 1 tsp. salt and the white wine.
    • Mix cornstarch and water in a cup, then slowly pour into the rest of the ingredients until the sauce thickens.