Vegetarian Ham (Chinese New Year)
For Chinese New Year, this vegetarian ham is always welcomed. 73
soy sauce, tamari
Soak bean curd in water to cover about ½ hour until soft.
Mix together remaining ingredients, then marinate the softened bean curd sheets in this mixture about 2 hours.
Select the largest and smoothest sheet and lay it on a flat surface.
Place the remaining sheets on it evenly, so that when rolled it will form a cylinder of regular dimensions.
Roll it up VERY tightly.
Place it on a single piece of cheesecloth or old sheet and roll it up with the cloth overhanging at both ends.
Tie the bundle like a toy firecracker at both ends where the bean curd ends.
Place in a steamer and steam about 1 hour.
(Check to make sure the water does not boil away.)
Cool the roll and unwrap it. Cut into ¼ inch slices.