Change out the paper towel 3-4 times until the majority of the liquid is drawn out. Shira-ae is a vegetable side dish mixed with mashed Tofu. Add the minced ginger, chopped green onions, sesame seeds, and Hawaiian sea salt to the mixing bowl. Instructions. Add in the whole block of deep-fried tofu, and let boil for 20 seconds. To drain the tofu, place it on some paper towels to draw out the liquid. Shira-ae is served chilled, so in a sense it’s like salad. Chop the tofu into 1/2-inch cubes and place in a mixing bowl. Place in one layer in a nonstick or lightly-oiled 9 x 13" baking pan. Remove, drain, and cool. Combine the dressing ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside. Shira-ae (Mashed Tofu Salad) Recipe. Place the soy sauce, green onion, garlic, cornstarch, and agar in blender and blend well. This, along with a Fried Tofu With Wasabi Oil and Soy Sauce Syrup recipe was my second dish. Tofu Salad . Cover with the dressing and serve immediately. Ingredients: 2 blocks firm tofu, chopped in 1 inch cubes; Green Head Cabbage, sliced thin; Popo’s Tofu Watercress Salad ingredients are: 1 block Firm Tofu (use your favorite brand; I like Aloha), 1 bunch Watercress (Nakatani Farms shown), Oyster Sauce (Lee Kum Kee is the recommended brand, however I’m using the Shirakiku brand for this presentation), Sesame Oil, Chinese Parsley (Cilantro), Green Onions, Ginger, Garlic and Shoyu to finish (not shown). The first thing I do to prepare this salad is to cube the tofu and drain it. I was invited to a pot luck dinner party, with a vegetarian menu. A take on the very popular Black Bean Clams recipe. Salmon & Tofu Salad. It is a little different from regular salad since there is no dressing like oil and vinegar. Hawaiian Electric has been such a great supporter of our community and preserving our local foods and we want to say mahalo to Lani and her whole team. Add the remaining ingredients except the pineapple and green pepper. Today she shares her recipe for tofu watercress salad. A delicious light cold summer salad - salmon and tofu layered salad. This helps remove the oily flavor that often comes from deep-fried tofu. The black bean flavor goes well with the tofu. Quickly brown the tofu slices in a nonstick pan until browned on both sides. Cut the tofu into 1 inch cubes and arrange on individual plates. Click to Tweet. Toss lightly.