All Easy Recipes. Cook all that you can cook. Sake - Steamed Fish With Tofu And Spinach
What You Need:            (To Serve: 4)
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  • 4 spinach leaves or sprigs of watercress
  • pound filleted fluke (or other white-meat fish) with skin left on, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 cake tofu (soybean curd), fresh, canned or instant, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon ajishio (equal parts salt and MSG)
  • cup sake (rice wine)

  • 4 teaspoons oboro kombu (dried shredded seaweed)
  • 4 lemon wedges or recipe for chirizu

  • How To Cook:
    1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan and drop in the spinach or watercress. As soon as it returns to the boil, drain the leaves in a sieve and run cold water over them. Set aside.

    2. Arrange 2 pieces of fish and 2 cubes of tofu in each of 4 separate bowls. Sprinkle with ajishio and sake.

    3. Steam the bowls of food for 6 minutes in an Oriental steamer or steamer substitute. Then add a sprig of blanched spinach or watercress to each bowl, and top each with 1 teaspoon of oboro kombu.

    4. Serve with wedges of lemon, or chirizu dipping sauce, as a small, accompanying dish in a Japanese meal.

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