Edamame Tofu Mushimono is a delicate and savory Japanese dish made by steaming a mixture of edamame (young soybeans), tofu, and other ingredients. The result is a light and healthy dish with a subtle flavor. Here’s how you can make Edamame Tofu Mushimono at home:
- 1 cup shelled edamame (fresh or frozen)
- 1 block silken tofu (soft or medium firmness)
- 2-3 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
- 2 green onions (scallions), chopped
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup dashi (Japanese broth) or vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Salt, to taste
- Optional: grated ginger, bonito flakes (katsuobushi) for garnish
- Prepare the Ingredients:
- If using frozen edamame, thaw them. Drain the silken tofu and gently pat it dry. Slice the shiitake mushrooms and chop the green onions.
- Mix Eggs and Broth:
- In a bowl, whisk the eggs and dashi (or vegetable broth) together. You can adjust the ratio of eggs to broth based on your preference for the texture of the final dish.
- Assemble the Dish:
- Cut the silken tofu into small cubes and place them in individual heatproof bowls or a larger steaming dish.
- Distribute the edamame, sliced shiitake mushrooms, and chopped green onions evenly over the tofu.
- Pour Egg Mixture:
- Gently pour the egg and broth mixture over the tofu, edamame, and mushrooms. The mixture should fill the bowls or dish, covering the ingredients.
- Add soy sauce and a pinch of salt to the egg mixture. You can also add a bit of grated ginger if you like.
- Prepare a steamer and place the bowls or dish inside. Steam the mixture over medium heat for about 15-20 minutes, or until the egg is set and the dish is heated through.
- Garnish and Serve:
- Once cooked, carefully remove the bowls or dish from the steamer. Garnish with bonito flakes if desired. The dish is typically served warm.
Edamame Tofu Mushimono is a delicate and nutritious dish with a gentle combination of flavors. It’s a versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a side or a light main course. The steaming process allows the ingredients to meld together, resulting in a harmonious and satisfying dish.