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Easy Tofu Recipe w Crown Daisies (Ssukgat Dubu Muchim)

Simple Tofu Recipe with Crown Daisies (Ssukgat Dubu Muchim)

This traditional type of simple tofu recipe uses fragrant Korean greens like ssukgat (crown daisies), minari (water dropwort/Japanese parsley/Chinese celery) and cham namul (참나물). For those of you who cannot find these Korean herbs, you can substitute water cress or even spinach.

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Korean
Keyword gluten free, healthy, simple
KoreanCategory Muchim(무침), Namul (나물)
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 96 kcal
Author JinJoo Lee

Ingredients

  • 6 oz firm tofu (1/2 pack)
  • 4 cup loosely packed crown daisies
  • 1/4 tsp and up to 3/8 tsp good quality sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 4 cup water + 1/2 tsp salt for boiling
  • cold water bath
  • medium grade cheesecloth

Instructions

  1. Boil 4 cups of water and 1/2 tsp salt.
  2. Rinse crown daisies and remove any thick stems. Tear leaves into palm size pieces.
  3. Wrap tofu in cheesecloth and extract extra liquid from tofu by wringing with your hands.
  4. Transfer tofu crumbles to a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  5. Prepare a cold water bath by filling a large bowl with cold water.
  6. When water is boiling, quickly blanch crown daisies (ssukgat).
  7. Cook for 10-15 seconds. Remove immediately and submerge them in cold water bath to stop cooking.
  8. Drain crown daisies once they are cooled and remove excess water by grabbing a handful and squeezing them in your hands.
  9. If you feel the crown daisies are too big, cut them into smaller pieces.
  10. To the bowl with tofu crumbles, add cut crown daisies.
  11. Add salt, dash of black pepper and sesame oil. Toss and mix. Taste and adjust by adding more salt.
  12. Sprinkle sesame seeds. If you want more nuttiness, you can crush them between your fingers.

Recipe Notes

This traditional type of simple tofu recipe uses fragrant Korean herbs like ssukgat (crown daisies), minari (water dropwort/Japanese parsley/Chinese celery) and cham namul (참나물). If these Korean herbs are hard to find, you can substitute water cress or even spinach.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Tofu Recipe with Crown Daisies (Ssukgat Dubu Muchim)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 268mg12%
Potassium 210mg6%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 9g18%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.