Tofu Scramble with Soy Mirin Clams
This sounds like a crazy recipe made with ingredients you would never think of putting together doesn’t it? At least that’s what I originally thought and I hesitated for about oh… Five seconds before giving it a try because that’s how great dishes are born; you have to take risks! Tofu scramble with soy mirin clams may seem like a mish mash of ingredients thrown into a pan but one thing that’s consistent is the umami factor. Most ingredients used in this dish have a strong savory and umami taste, and I think that’s what makes it work so well.
I thought the clams would be the star of the show but according to Ben, the shiitake mushrooms are what really stand out here. They bring another dimension and depth of flavor to the dish; a meaty texture and earthy taste that pairs very nicely with the briny clams and sweetness of the mirin. At first glance you would think this tofu scramble is heavy and super filling but after taking a bite you will realize it’s quite fluffy and light!
This is a fun and different tofu scramble recipe to make if you are looking to surprise your friends or loved ones. Let them figure out what that briny flavor is and hear them talk about how much they love the meat you have used in it! No one has to know there’s none 😉