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This Will Definitely Be The Best Tofu Bean Curd Asian Recipe You Will Ever Try

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What Is Tofu Bean Curd Skin?

What Is Tofu Bean Curd Skin?

Have you ever heard of tofu bean curd skin before? If not, join the club. Well, let me explain. Tofu and bean curd are interchangeable and mean the same thing. The word we are all more familiar with is tofu, however, bean curd is just another way to say this. But what is bean curd skin? Bean curd skin essentially comes from the top layer of soy milk. When soy milk is being made, the top layer of the milk is scraped off and then dried which is what turns it into a skin. This food is less commonly seen in mainstream society though I definitely recommend trying it out. Today I am going to teach you how to cook bean curd skin in a delicious tofu bean curd Asian recipe. In today’s tofu skin recipe we’ll be working with sesame oil. If you have a sesame allergy, and other oils such as olive or coconut will work just fine. Before I get talking too much, let’s dive right into this amazing bean curd skin recipe.

Health Benefits

Dried Bean Curd Skin Sticks

As everyone here probably already knows, tofu is a great meat alternative that packs a punch when it comes to protein. Well, tofu skin is the same. This food is a great addition to any dish as it will up your protein intake whilst tasting delicious. Another perk about bean curd skin is that it is low in calories and will keep you full for quite some time.

Ingredients

  • Dried bean curd skin sticks
  • Cremini mushrooms
  • Snow peas
  • Yellow/white onion
  • Fresh ginger
  • Fresh garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds (optional)

Directions

Before you begin cooking this delicious stir-fried bean curd skin recipe, we must soak our bean curd skin sticks in boiling water to rehydrate them. This step is easy and will take no more than 10 minutes. So let’s now begin our bean curd stick recipe. Heat your sesame oil in a pan and add in your chopped onion, minced ginger and minced garlic. Allow these to cook until golden brown and fragrant. When you’re ready you can add in your sliced cremini mushrooms and snow peas. Allow these to fry in the fragrant sesame oil until they begin to soften and absorb the flavor. Add in your chopped bean curd sticks, soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Allow everything to fry up to your desired crispiness. The final step is optional but my personal favorite. Add a friendly amount of sesame seeds into the pan to add that nuttiness you didn’t know you were missing. And there you have it, your delicious meal is ready to be plated. Continue reading to learn how this amazing meal can be served up.

Plate & Enjoy

Tofu Bean Curd Skin Sesame Stir Fry

Now that the main attraction of the show has been cooked up, it’s time to start thinking about what we want to pair this amazing dish with. I love pairing it with either warm rice or thick rice noodles. The flavor from the stir-fry bleeds into the bed of rice or bowl of noodles leaving you in a bean curd heaven. No matter which base you choose, they can be plated the same way. The method I use is very simple. Start with your base and scoop as much of your stir-fry on top. Feel free to garnish this dish however you want, I personally love adding more sesame seeds and some fresh green onion. This dish is very versatile and can be altered in so many ways. If you aren’t a fan of the vegetables used today, swap them out for your favorites instead. I know today I was talking about bean curd skin sticks, however, you can definitely make this a dried bean curd sheets recipe instead. Bean curd skin comes in different shapes and sizes so have your pick. As I said, this could easily be a tofu sheets recipe instead. However, if you do choose to do this, think about frying your sheets on the side as they don’t incorporate into the stir-fry as easily as the chopped sticks. It’s hard to go wrong with a vegetable stir-fry so I believe in you.

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