Tofu hot pot with shoyo and somen noodles

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
750 millilitres Claer vegetable stock; (25fl oz)
100 millilitres Shoyu; (3 1/2fl oz)
1 tablespoon Hoi sin sauce
1 teaspoon Grated ginger
115 grams Dried somen noodles; (4 1/4oz)
4 \N Spring onions; halved
1 \N Red chilli; deseeded and sliced
1 \N Lemon; juice of
1 \N Green chilli; deseeded and sliced
150 grams Shiitake mushrooms; sliced (5oz)
3 tablespoons Pickled carrots; leeks and peppers
\N \N Freshly milled black pepper
2 \N Egg whites
2 tablespoons Cornflour; sifted
\N \N Salt and freshly milled black pepper
\N \N Vegetable oil for deep-frying
225 grams Tofu; cut into 2.5cm
\N \N ; cubes (8oz)
\N \N Few leaves fresh coriander or flat leaf
\N \N ; parsley


Bring the vegetable stock to the boil and add the Shoyu, hoi sin sauce and ginger. Then add the noodlesand boil for 4-6 minutes until the noodles are reconstituted.

Add the spring onions, chillies, mushrooms, the pickled vegetables and some pickling juice. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, then season with black pepper.

Taste the mixture at this point, if the shoyu that you are using comes through a little too salty, add 100ml red wine to knock it back. Remove from the heat, cover to keep warm and set aside.

For the tempura, beat the egg whites until semi-stiff and fold in the lemon juice. Whisk in the cornflour and add a little water until the batter is thickened to coating consistency. Season. Heat some vegetable oil in a pan or deep fat fryer to 175øC/330øF. Dip each of the tofu pieces into the batter, then drop them gently into the hot oil and cook for 1-2 minutes until golden. Remove and drain. Ladle the hot pot into four large, flat 'soup style' serving bowls. Add the tofu and coriander or parsley leaves and serve.

Converted by MC_Buster.

Per serving: 170 Calories (kcal); 3g Total Fat; (13% calories from fat); 10g Protein; 32g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 39mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

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