This recipe is incredibly simple. It has very few ingredients but is chock full of health, with the digestive benefits of miso, the protein from the tofu and the nutrients from the spinach.
Either eat it as a side dish or serve it on top of some rice as a traditional homestyle Japanese one-bowl, donburi meal.
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Makes: 2 serves
1 bunch fresh spinach well washed
1 tbsp miso paste
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp boiling water
I packet hard tofu (I used a Japanese-style available from Woolworths, but any kind will do, as long as it is a hard variety).
The three main elements of this simple dish
Roughly chop up your washed spinach.
Chop your tofu into large, but flat pieces.
Dissolve your miso into the boiling water in a small bowl and add the soy sauce. Stir thoroughly.
Place the tofu in a hot frying pan (the pan must be hot first so the tofu will not stick).
Spoon half the miso mixture over it, frying until nice and brown and crispy. Remove from the pan.
Fry the tofu until crispy
Add the spinach to the pan then place the tofu back on top. Spoon the rest of the miso paste over the top.
Cook the spinach down a little, but make sure it stays green and not too overcooked.