Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Quick donabe lunch...tofu and leftover vegetables in miso sauce

Making quick lunch is normally a peaceful time for me.

I look inside of the fridge for leftover ingredients which needs to be used soon, then I just come up with a simple donabe dish with these ingredients.

Iga-yaki Steam-roaster donabe, "Tochinsai" is often a very convenient donabe to make a single-serving one pot meal.

A little drizzle of sesame oil in the bottom, then I just added some sliced garlic, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage, cherry tomatoes, and put a piece of soft tofu in the center.  Sauce was a simple mixture of 1.5T each sake and homemade miso.  It was poured over the vegetables, then covered with lid and steam-fried over medium-heat gas stove top for about 10 minutes.  How easy isn't it?!

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At the table, I added some homemade chunky la-yu and sliced scallion and mixed everything together with a spoon.  That was it!

What a deep-flavored balanced meal...and it was unintentionally vegan and low-carb.
Donabe magic.

Happy donabe life.