Hi this is KK, Sushi Artisit / Healthy Muffin Maker / Mum 🙂
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This is one of my favorite dish! Miso Dengaku is usually made with tofu and sweet tasting miso paste. It could also be made with eggplants, or “konnyaku(konjak)”, jelly‐like food made from the starch of devil’s tongue (devil’s tongue is a name of a flower). Miso paste can be made in different ways, personally, I like to combine Yuzu citrus, but since I can’t find Yuzu in Sydney, today I made a basic one.
Ingredients for 2 people (the photo is for 1)
-300-400g Firm Tofu (Momen)
-1 Eggplant (not the thin baby type, but choose the big fat round one!)
For Miso paste
-1 Tablespoon Miso
-1 Tablespoon Sake
-1 1/2 Organic Maple Syrup
(NOTE:Usually, this paste is made with Mirin and Sugar, but I substituted that with Maple Syrup. The result was just as nice, so I think I would stick to this recipe 🙂 )
Sesame and shallots are additional as garnish.
To cook is easy and quick as usual!
Step 1: Cut Eggplants and tofu into squares, about 5cm square and 2cm thick, cook on a non stick frying pan with a little bit of oil, always on low heat.
Step 2: While the eggplant is cooking (it takes a while) , mix the sauce ingredients (miso, sake and maple syrup) in a small sauce pan and cook on low heat until it thickens. This does not take long and WILL BURN if you don’t keep your eye on it, so stay close and stir with a spatula occasionally.
Step 3: Place tofu and vegetable on plate, spread sauce and garnish if desired!
It can be served hot or cold, works as a good starter. The tofu and vegetables can be skewered with a bamboo skewer, and makes great finger food at parties or your next BBQ!