Note: Shira-ae is a tradional Japanese dish that normally uses a mortar and pestle-type of bowl that has ridges to help in the mixing process. Because not everyone will have this type of bowl, this recipe utilizes a Ziploc bag instead.
Ingredients: ½ block Aloha Firm Tofu, drained well ½ block Aloha Soft Tofu, drained well 2 Tbsp. White Sesame Seeds 2 Tbsp. Sugar 2 Tbsp. Dashi Powder 2 Tbsp. Sake 4 Tbsp. Shoyu Salt, to taste
Suggested Vegetables To Use: Broccoli, chopped Carrots, chopped Spinach, boiled and well drained, chopped Cabbage, boiled and well drained, chopped Mushrooms, boiled and well drained, chopped Konnyaku (Japanese jelly-like health food made from the konnyaku potatoes), thin sliced.
Direction: Add tofu, sesame seeds, sugar, dashi powder, sake, shoyu and salt into Ziploc bag and seal closed. Crush all ingredients into bag with hands (lomi lomi) until all ingredients are incorporated into a paste-like sauce. Cut one corner of the bag and squeeze over selected vegetables. Mix vegetables with sauce and serve.