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Japanese tofu recipe | Shiraae with asparagus
Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s got a unique flavor and pairing that with the delicate umami and flavor of tofu, a little sesame and soy sauce is like magic. This dish is called shiraae in Japanese and it’s a simple yet tasty way to get more tofu and vegetables into your routine. If you’ve never made this before, consider reading to the end to get all my tips for both this dish and cooking asparagus!
Servings Prep Time
4people 15minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 15minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Prepare a medium pot of lightly salted boiling water and blanch asparagus for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Immediately drain and shock in a cold ice bath.
  2. Cut cooled asparagus into 1-2 in. pieces at a sharp angle.
  3. In a food processor or suribachi, grind the sesame seeds.
  4. Then add soy sauce, miso paste, and tofu. Grind lightly until evenly mixed or to desired consistency. I like this with some small chunks of tofu leftover.
  5. Mix in asparagus and top with black pepper.