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Recipes 40-30-30
Poppy seed tofu with crunchy asparagus cream

Recipe from “The Soy Zone”, by Barry Sears, Sperling & Kupfer Editori

Tavola in Zona defaul ricette
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INGREDIENTS WOMAN MAN
Fresh tofu 195 g 260 g
Asparagus 800 g 1050 g
Extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tbsp 1 tbsp
Soy sauce 1 tbsp 2 tbsp
Poppy seeds    
Lesser calamint leaf    
Salt and pepper    

PREPARATION

  • Cut the woody ends off the asparagus and peel them with a potato peeler, without discarding the peel. Cut the tips off the stalks and wash everything well (including the peel).
  • Fill a pan with water, add the asparagus peel and bring to a boil - this is how to obtain asparagus stock. When the broth is done, sieve it to remove the peels.
  • Dice the asparagus stalks. Bring the stock to a boil and cook the diced stalks (about 5 minutes). When cooked, drain them without discarding the stock. Put them in a blender and blend, gradually adding the stock, until you have a creamy texture.
  • Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Bring the remaining stock to a boil, add a little salt and cook the asparagus tips for about 3 minutes (they must be “crunchy”).
  • Cut the tofu into fairly thick slices, cover with poppy seeds and dress with soy sauce. Line an oven pan with baking paper, put the tofu on it and bake for about 8 minutes at 200°C.
  • Pour the asparagus cream into a soup plate, add the tofu on top with the asparagus tips and oil. Garnish with lesser calamint leaves.