Ground Tofu with Hijiki

A typical comfort food, with every family in Japan having their own recipe.

INGREDIENTS

Serves 2

  • 80g simmered hijiki
  • firm tofu (standard size)
  • 1 tbsp ground sesame
  • 1.5 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp mirin
  • a pinch of salt

METHODS/STEPS

  1. Rinse the hijiki well until the water runs clear, then soak in plenty of water for 30 minutes. Cut into bite size pieces.
  2. Wrap the tofu in a tea towel and place a plate or a bowl on top to force out excess water. Leave for about 15 minutes.
  3. Grind the sesame and tofu with a mortar and pestle (If you do not have them, use a bowl and fork) and mix with the sugar, mirin and salt.
  4. Add the simmered hijiki to the tofu mixture and mix well.