Mussels and Tofu in Sweet Smoked Paprika Sauce

Mussels and Tofu in Paprika Sauce from Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner

Ingredients: 

  • 24 pcs. mussels in half shells, blanched 
  • 3 Tbsp pure olive oil 
  • 2 pcs. firm tofu, cubed and fried 
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 2 Tbsp ginger, minced 
  • 1 medium sized onion, minced
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour 
  • 2 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • ¾ cup water 
  • 2 pcs. Jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and sliced into rings
  • 5 stalks green onions, bias-sliced into about 1 inch pieces
  • ½ Tbsp parsley flakes for garnish
  • salt and pepper

Procedure: 

1. In a big skillet over medium heat, saute garlic, ginger and onion in olive oil until onion is almost translucent. 

2. Add mussels. Saute until juice starts to come out. Sprinkle with ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper. Mix well. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until mussels are fully cooked. Transfer mussels to a plate, leaving the the sauce in the pan.

3. Add flour to the sauce while stirring until sauce thickens. Add paprika and stir. Slowly add water and continue to stir until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to suit your taste.

4. Add tofu, jalapeño and green onions. Mix well with other ingredients. Simmer for another minute. Put the mussels back into the pan and mix well until covered with sauce.

5. Remove from heat. Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with parsley flakes. Serve with steamed rice.

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