Wednesday, December 21, 2005

"Floating Cloud" Broccoli and Tofu

This isn't a dish to make when company comes. It's more of a reliable "healthy dinner in pinch" to make when the question "What's for dinner?" is met with blank stares and a bare fridge. The flavor combinations in the "Floating Cloud" dressing--miso and sesame, garlic and ginger--could make anything taste delicious. The recipe for the dressing comes from the indispensable Book of Miso by William Shurtleff and Akiko Aoyagi.

Put chopped broccoli florets and a block of tofu, cut into half-inch cubes, into the basket of a steamer. Steam until the broccoli is tender-crisp and the tofu is warmed through.

Serve over hot rice, and top with the dressing and toasted sesame seeds.

Floating Cloud Dressing
6 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 clove garlic
Dash of powdered ginger, dash of powdered mustard.
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor, or else whisk or shake well.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yum. I think this sounds great. Sometimes the simplest food is the best tasting/heathiest.

9:14 PM  

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