Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
In Japan, this dish is cooked right at the table. You can do the same with an electric skillet or wok. Serve it with individual bowls of rice.
- 2 tablespoons canola oil or 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 lb firm tofu, cut into 1/3 inch slices
- 4 cups whole white button mushrooms
- 1⁄2 butternut squash or 1⁄2 other winter squash, peeled and cut into 1/3 inch slices
- 2 zucchini, cut into thick slices
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1⁄4 cup mirin or 1⁄4 cup dry sherry
- 1⁄2-1 cup water
- 6 cups coarsely chopped mustard, green or 6 cups kale or 6 cups collard greens
- 4 bunches scallions, cut into 3 inch lengths (green and white parts)
- 4 cups mung bean sprouts
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot
- Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat and cook the tofu slices on both sides, stirring, until well browned, about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Slide the tofu to one side of the pan and add the mushrooms, cooking until browned.
- Push the mushrooms to the side; add the squash and zucchini.
- Combine the soy sauce with honey, mirin or sherry, and 1/2 cup water; pour over the vegetables, and bring to a boil.
- Lower the heat and simmer until the squash is tender, about 5 minutes.
- In separate piles, add as many of the greens, scallions and bean sprouts as will fit.
- Cook until tender, about 5 minutes more.
- Stir in the ginger and cook another minute, adding more water (up to the remaining 1/2 cup) as necessary.
- To serve: let each diner use chopsticks to remove the tofu and vegetables from the skillet.
- Add more vegetables as the skillet empties.
This is the second time I have cooked the dish and the second time I have rated it. The first time The rating has not shown up, So this second time.......... I did cook it at the table in an electric wok. It looked so attractive with all the ingredients lined up on the table in order of putting them in the wok. I also had all Japanese dishes for our table setting so it made a very handsome setting. I did add garlic and boosted the ginger to 1 1/2 tsp ginger but otherwise followed the recipe. For those of us not Vegetarian I had a large bowl of oriental style spicey chicken wings and of course lots steaming rice.. Dinner was enjoyed by all and they say Thank-you to Chef Sharon with your 123
My husband and I loved this dish! We used mushroom greens and omitted the sprouts. We also left out the tofu but served this over thin spagetti. I added some red chili paste and a little sweet chili sauce as well. Lots of flavor in this dish!
This was a great dish. I used yellow squashinstead of butternut, and kale and cabbage as my greens. I also didn't use any water and doubled the ginger. The doubling the ginger was a mistake, definitely too much. I also think I should have used all light soy sauce for this rather than half light half dark, but I ran out. I will definitely try this again, and hopefully with an electric skillet when I can get one. I cooked this in a wok.