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Japanese Tofu, Edamame And Shitake Burgers

Japanese Tofu, Edamame And Shitake Burgers
Japanese Tofu, Edamame & Shitake Burgers

I love everything about tofu, the taste, the texture and the best thing is that it’s so healthy and very versatile! I lived in Japan for 3 years and tofu is a big part of the Japanese diet. They have a huge range of different types and diverse ways of using it. Everyone enjoys a sneaky burger every now and then but here’s a recipe for a burger that won’t leave you feeling guilty and is actually healthy!
Ingredients (makes 6 burgers):

  • 175g firm tofu
  • 70g Japanese panko breadcrumbs (see photo below)
  • 1/2 tbsp white miso paste medium sweet (see photo below – this can be substituted with other types of white and red miso pastes. Red miso has a richer flavour compared to white miso. Instant miso soup paste can also be used if you can’t get hold of the other types)
  • 1/2 tbsp Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise (see photo below)
  • 30g boiled edamame (boil for around 5 minutes so that edamame is still firm and not mushy)
  • 50g tinned sweet corn
  • 50g shitake mushrooms
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 onion
  • olive oil
  • Japanese Bull-Dog worcestershire sauce (see photo below)

Ingredients - Japanese Panko Breadcrumbs, White Miso Paste Medium Sweet, Kewpie Mayonnaise, Bulldog Worcestershire Sauce

  • Dice the onion and cut the shitake into very small pieces.
  • Heat some olive oil in a pan and stir-fry the onion and shitake until cooked. Set them aside for later.
  • Drain any excess liquid from the tofu and then put it in a large bowl and mash it with a spoon.
  • Add the panko breadcrumbs to the tofu and mix together well.
  • Add the onion, shitake, sweet corn, edamame, egg, miso paste and mayonnaise and mix well until the tofu mixture is smooth.
  • Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and using your hands press them into burger patties.
  • Heat a little olive oil in a pan and fry the tofu patties on a medium low heat for around 4 minutes on each side.
  • Serve with Japanese Bull-Dog worcestershire sauce and rice.

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