The funny thing about oriental stores in Perth is that many frozen items are sold in bulk. You don't just get a handful of fresh tou pok (fried bean curd), you get a HUGE packet of frozen ones. Well, one has to have fried beancurd for meesiam and laksa so in to the basket it went. However, we can't finish that packet in a week and about 3-4weeks later......it's still in the freezer.
That is when I have an "issue".
Do you have find that you are left with bits and pieces in your freezer but nothing sufficient for a meal?
I had a small packet of mince, 2 chicken sausages, some green chillis and a HUGE packet of fried bean curd. hmmm...
I have to find a way to combine them together to form a meal.
When in doubt, Daphne heads backs to her Chinese roots.
Stewing the fried bean curd allows the soya to infuse their flavors in it. Chicken sausage and mince meat provided with abit of a bite. And chilli. Of course chilli goes well with ANYTHING.
Jokes aside, this dish is like a variation of soya sauce chicken except the focus is on fried beancurd! LOL I did enjoy this with a bowl of rice though. Very satisfying. ;p
Do share with me what do you do with your "bits and pieces" in your freezer!
Soya Sauce Beancurd with a hint of protein
300-400grams of fried bean curd (Tou pok)
100grams of pork mince
2 chicken sausages
1 tablepoon of garlic
2 chillies sliced
2 tablespoon of oyster sauce
1-2 tablespoons of soya sauce
1 teaspoon of dark soya sauce
1 teaspoon of sugar
1/2 cup of water/stock
Heat oil in pan with lid. Stirfry chilli and garlic. Add mince and chicken sausages. Cook till almost done. Add seasoning. Simmer for about 30 seconds. Add beancurd in. Give it a good stir. Cover and cook for about 10-15 minutes. Season with pepper
Serve with a bowl of hot rice and veges.