Shira-ae is a tofu-based dish, usually with some boiled green vegetables and sea vegetables, either hijiki or arame. This recipe explains how to cook the hijiki and to mix it with the shira-ae sauce. Hijiki can sometimes look a bit scary as its strands of black, so mixing it with this creamy tofu sauce makes it easier for someone new to adding sea vegetables to your meals. You can swap the edamame beans with blanched or fresh spinach or just have it plain.
Tofu works really well as a creamy sauce when blended. In this recipe, we add fresh basil to the sauce, which works really well. The fresh aroma of the basil combined with the slight bitterness of the extra virgin olive oil blended with Clearspring silken soft tofu has the perfect balance as a sauce for any type of pasta. If you have some leftover sauce, you can spread it on bread with a bit of olive oil.
A summer favourite. Hiyayakko (冷奴) means chilled tofu in Japanese. Traditionally served with grated ginger, spring onion and a drizzle of shoyu soya sauce. This recipe uses fresh coriander and fresh chilli with a drizzle of toasted sesame oil for an exciting side salad or a light meal.
Tofu can be enjoyed as a side dish or as a centre piece in your meals. This is a crowd-pleaser with an umami rich sauce, which compliments the simple flavour of the tofu and vegetables. The asparagus can be swapped with other vegetables as it's seasonal.
Scrambled Tofu (or Tofu Scramble) is a favourite in our kitchen. It's light to eat, high in protein and very quick and easy to make. Have it for breakfast, brunch or a light lunch or dinner. Clearspring Tofu is a silken soft tofu which works really well with this recipe. We like the wobble soft texture it brings and the key is to not break it down too much or mix it in the pan, to keep an authentic "scramble" consistency.
This is one of the most traditional tofu recipes in Japan. The classic recipe is slightly sweeter than my version. I also used soft instead of firm tofu for a silkier texture. To avoid achieving a watery flavour you will need to remove any excess water from the tofu before using it.
Japanese Sashimi style dish using our Silken Tofu and cucumber. Perfect as a side dish to go with some noodles, rice or even curry when you want a refreshing salad. In Japan it is very common to eat soft tofu straight out of the pack, here we make an Asian style dressing mixing with Italian extra virgin olive oil.
Really easy sea vegetable salad with a sweet and sour Japanese dressing using our Yaemon Tamari soya sauce. Make this the base of your salad and add leafy greens if you are new to eating sea vegetables on its own.
Perfect summer plate - for lunch or dinner enjoy our silken tofu with juicy tomatoes 🍅 Plant based take on the Italian caprese. You can find juicy tomatoes from your local farmers market in the summer.
This simple dish is enjoyed by many people in Japan. Soft silken tofu can be eaten straight out of the pack with soya sauce or Yuzu Ponzu. Enjoy cold or room temperature Tofu as a side dish to your meals.
This dish offers you a delicious way to add some organic greens and protein into your meal. You can replace the asparagus with any green vegetables, which you can steam or boil, if you prefer not to cook them in oil. A sprinkle of Clearspring’s Atlantic Sea Salad gives this dish an added depth of flavour.
This is a salad version of a traditional gazpacho cold soup, with all the usual veg - tomatoes, cucumber, pepper, chilli & celery. Salting the tomatoes & cucumber draws out some of their juices that then forms part of the dressing. We've added maftoul, but couscous, quinoa etc will all work well.
Creamy bowl of comfort food. Whether you are carb loading for your next run or wanting a bowl of delicious spaghetti with no dairy products, this is the one for you! Really easy recipe to make on a busy day and a perfect meal to feed the whole family.
"We made an amazing shredded jackfruit "pulled pork" burger with a mushroom and tofu based sauce. It's such an explosion of asian flavours." All the best, Dave & Steve. Lisa Dawson from Clearspring visited The Happy Pear in Ireland earlier this year to enjoy their early morning #SwimRise and to cook with them at Pearville kitchen. There they created this Umami rich burger. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did making it.
For those trying veganuary or wanting to have a more plant-based breakfast - you've come to the right place. Here, we use our soft silken tofu to create a delicious scrambled tofu. With the turmeric creating that yellow colour, and the squeeze of lemon juice adding that extra zesr, this recipe will leave your taste buds wanting more. Be imaginative with your vegetables and create your very own original English Breakfast!
This umami rich dish can be enjoyed as a starter, side dish or a light dinner. It is very common in Japan to eat tofu straight out of the pack. The plain tofu goes perfectly with the miso dressing, use the extra sauce in other asian dishes.
A rich, creamy vegan spaghetti made using our silken tofu. Tofu is an amazingly versatile product edible straight from the pack, cooked or put in a blender to make a creamy white sauce. Here, we use it to make a classic warming and velvety plant-based carbonara. Keep any leftover sauce for use as a dip or in salad dressings!