Monday, July 21, 2008

Yoba on lemon grass sticks

1/2 pound frozen bean curd sheets

1/2 tablespoon salt
15 5-inch lemon grass sticks
30 5x5 banana leaves to wrap
30 10-inch cotton strings to tie (I just learned that aluminum foil is toxic to cook with, so I used the strings to hold the bean curd together instead of aluminum foil)

4 tablespoons maple syrup
4 teaspoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
1 tablespoon low-salt soy sauce

1. Rinse frozen bean curd sheets with warm water 3 times. Marinate in salt for 5 minutes. Squeeze out excess water.
2. Combine ingredients for sauce and mix well.
3. Mix bean curd sheets with sauce and wrap around lemon grass sticks.
4. Wrap with 2 layers of banana leaves, tie with string.
5. Steam 30 minutes.

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