Friday, 24 April 2009

What's cooking?

It just occurred to me that I haven't posted any recipes here lately! Rest assured, I am still cooking. Tonight's dinner, for example:

Japanese style tofu burger

1/2 pack tofu
200g minced chicken
1/2 leek
small piece fresh ginger
1/2 tablespoon sake
1 teaspoon soy sauce

1/2 pack shimeiji mushrooms
100ml stock
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons mirin
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
100g kabocha (japanese pumpkin), sliced
2 shiso leaves

Drain the tofu and press between a kitchen towel to remove excess water. Crumble the tofu into a bowl and mix in the chicken, sake and soy sauce. Finely chop the leek and ginger and add to the mixture. Form into four burger shapes.
Fry the kabocha, season and then arrange on serving plates. In the same frying pan, add a little extra oil and cook the burgers. Plate up with the kabocha. Add a little butter to the pan, break up the shimeiji mushrooms and fry for a few minutes. Mix together the stock, soy sauce, mirin and cornstarch, then pour over the mushrooms and stirfry for a minute or two. Spoon over the burgers, then garnish with the chopped shiso leaves.


  1. Yum! It looks a little more appetising than the bento's I bought on the way home after a long day yesterday... perhaps you could come and be our chef for a week! Yoroshiku.....

  2. Hi Anchan!!!! Oh the burgers ... I have to say tofu burgers are my favorite, I can never do them properly and leave that up to DH but I an drooling over your recipe = )

  3. Wow that looks delicious- I do not like tofu but I am guessing you probably can`t taste it much?! Definitely will give it ago!

  4. I love tofu burgers and yours looks especially fancy!

    BTW when did you join Daring Bakers? I can't wait to see your post for this month Angela! :)

  5. I copied this recipe down. I will try it. I love tofu. I am mostly vegetarian so this recipe is a special treat. thank you! :)