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Vegetarian Ham (Chinese New Year)

 

For Chinese New Year, this vegetarian ham is always welcomed.
73

Yield

1

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

4

hrs

Ready

4⅓

hrs

Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

2 ounces bean curd
dried
3 tablespoons soy sauce, tamari
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
½ each star anise
*
2 whole cloves
crushed
*
½ teaspoon peppercorns
Szechuan, crushed

Directions

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.

Serve cold.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 139g (4.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 13333% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2720mg 113%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 14% Iron 26%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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