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Fried Beancurd Parcel With Cucumber Puree

beancurd with cucumber puree

Fried Beancurd Parcel With Cucumber Puree — A Healthy Savory Side-Dish Recipe

Health Benefits Of Bean Curd

Bean curd is a traditional soy product made by coagulating soy milk and pressing the curds into blocks. It is inexpensive yet nutritious and is a staple protein in many Asian cultures. Bean curd and its variations such as tofu, tempeh and natto, is a complete protein and is often used as a meat substitute in vegetarian cuisine. Because it’s made from whole soybeans, bean curd is rich in healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron.

In this recipe, we use bean curd sheets to create an appetizing savory side dish which is also highly nutritious.

Ingredients:

fried bean curd with puree cucumber

  • 150g small cucumber
  • Organic brown sugar 2 tablespoons
  • Half a lemon (or plum sauce)
  • Pinch of Himalayas salt
  • Top grade non GMO soft bean curd sheets
  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • toasted white sesame seeds

Method:

  • Wash cucumbers. Then puree cucumber with a food processor,
  • Add the juice of half a lemon juice, salt, and sugar. Toss well and set aside.

fried bean curd with puree cucumber

  • Heat the grapeseed oil in a pot. Pan fry the bean curd on both sides under low heat until cooked.

fried bean curd with puree cucumber

  • Cut cooked bean curd into strips, topped with cucumber puree.

beancurd with cucumber puree

  • Add a dash of toasted white sesame seeds to garnish.

Here’s an attractive high protein side dish for a nourishing meal. Instead of pan frying the bean curd sheets, you may use alternative cooking methods such as steaming or boiling. The cucumber mix complements the bean curd, providing extra fiber, enzymes and vitamins. It is kids friendly too! Try!

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