Tofu skin is a cream of soy milk skimmed and hung to dry out. Once the boiling soy milk surface slightly hardens, it is picked up with a stick and left to dry. After drying, it is packed in sheets or rolled up and used for various dishes. It is cut into pieces and sauteed in soups, stir fry veggies. We make amazing nuggets out of the skin mixed with flour and vegetables. You can buy them at most Asian shops.
We rolled up the tofu skins for this recipe to look like sausage links. We cut them up so they become delicious chewy bites. They’re great protein vessels for the Sweet Sour Sauce and go well with some rice. This is quick and simple to make, another creative way to add new items to your weekly menu. Read further to learn how to make this quick dish. Click below for the Sweet Sour Sauce recipe.
Tofu Skin Roll w/ Sweet Sour Sauce
Tofu has plenty of benefits from an Ayurvedic perspective. It is beneficial most especially for women during certain stages in their life cycle and period cycle. Tofu can support a woman on her period when the estrogen dips, and when a woman is undergoing the menopausal stage, tofu is used to treat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms such as dry skin and low bone density.
- 2 teaspoon sesame oil + 1/4 cup sesame oil for searing the roll
- 6-8 rolls of tofu skin
- 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, grated
- 1/ 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 carrots sliced across
- 1 lotus root sliced across
- 2 or 3 tbsp soy sauce
- For the sweet sauce, click on the link above.
In a saucepan over medium heat, add the sesame oil and sauté. Fry the tofu skin roll evenly on both sides until it's all light brown. Remove from the heat and set aside.
In the same saucepan, add the sesame oil and sauté the ginger for 30 seconds. Add the vegetables along with the cinnamon.
Once the vegetables are al dente (soft yet with a firm bite), add the soy sauce. Allow it to simmer for a few seconds, then remove it from the heat.
Add the vegetables to the Sweet Sour Sauce (click the link in the intro to learn how to make the sauce).
There are different ways to serve this dish. You can add the tofu skin rolls to the vegetables with sauce and serve on a plate or bowl or cut them into bite-size pieces before mixing them with the vegetables.