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BackstoryI am visiting my brother in Michigan this week. My brother Lee is a phenomenal cook. Tonight he prepared the 1000 year old eggs with silken tofu and I thought to share his recipe with everyone.
What are Thousand-year-old eggs(with tofu)? This popular Chinese dish is really duck eggs made by preserving it in ash and salt for nearly 100 days. This preserving process actually turns the white of the egg a darkish gray color, giving the eggs an ancient appearance. The end result is a pungent hors d’oeuvre with an acquired taste(I strongly emphasize ACQUIRED taste).
This Thousand-year-old eggs with tofu is one of my family's favorite "quick-to-fix" last minute dishes to prepare.
- 1 block of silken tofu, sliced into bite-sized slabs
- place on top of the tofu:
- 1 thousand-year-old egg, peeled and sliced into cubes
- mix and then pour on top of the whole thing:
- a few dashes of soy sauce(prefer the thick soy sauce)
- a little drizzle of sesame oil
- a handful of thinly chopped scallions
- Serve cold!