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Steamed Bean Curd with Shrimp Paste

Dim Sum and Other Snack Foods

Steamed Bean Curd with Shrimp Paste
Ingredients:
2 squares of bean curd, cubed
1/4 pound minced pork
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
sesame oil
2 teaspoons shrimp paste
2 Tablespoons fresh garlic, peeled and chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 red chili pepper, seeded and minced
1 Tablespoon scallion, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon hot (piquant) sesame oil
Preparation:
1. Put the bean curd on the bottom of a heat-proof plate.
2. Mix pork, shrimp paste, ginger, garlic, and chili pepper, and three tablespoons water. Spread this over the bean curd.
3. Cover tightly with microwave safe plastic. Use a fork and poke a few holes in the plastic, then put the covered dish in the microwave and cook for four minutes.
4. Next, carefully uncover the dish and sprinkle the scallion pieces on top. Pour the hot sesame oil over this, and serve.

                                                                                                                                                       
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