Tofu in spicy minced meat sauce – Resident Evil 2 Remake

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For the last two years, I have been getting fond of survival horror games, even though I was afraid to even install them when I was at my younger age 😉 It started kinda rough, from Amnesia – but I did not go through it alone and had the company of few flat mates watching how one of us plays, cause everyone felt anxious. In the meantime I got my hands on Dead Space (all 3 parts!), slightly lighter Layers of Fear, Last of Us, Metro or Dying Light, and most recently I was amazed by Evil Within 2. I must admit that the dark atmosphere and the need for strategic approach towards both ammunition management and careful exploration have completely absorbed me. That’s why I was watching with great curiosity the upcoming remake of Resident Evil 2 – I haven’t not played the original, but the hype of my friends easily attached to me too.

It’s time for some zombie-time restaurant visit.

Annnd? Without any doubts I can say that the refreshed RE2 is a real gem – taking into account last year’s gaming disappointments, it makes a very nice change. Graphics – refined to the slightest details, climate – it just crawls out of the screen, gameplay on the hardcore level – damn difficult, the sounds of Mr X chasing me constantly around the post – almost pre-heart-attack state. Moreover, interesting locations, great sound setting (which is worth using to know the movements of enemies) and well-balanced mechanics of resource management, so that you never feel safe and must count every bullet. The only drawback? The refreshed Resident draws in so much that after 5-7 hours intended for the 1st version of the scenario, you feel quite unsatisfied that this is already the end. But fortunately, the creators squeezed every drop from the designed locations – when we finish one campaign, the next version gets available, and it differs in some terms, there are also shorter, special modes in which we play as different characters.

So much of pizza left? This has to be fixed immediately.

And as we are talking about the available scenarios – quite an unusual hero here is a… tofu cheese. Initially used only for testing, the tofu cheese became a funny addition in the mini-game, which unlocks after passing the mode of The Fourth Survivor (in the original it was harder to get access to). Tofu is only equipped with knives and herbs to support the damaged body by voracious zombies (although in real life meat eaters usually avoid tofu, here zombies seems to melt their teeth in soy cottage cheese with some great passion). An even greater parody is the fact that tofu curses in the Japanese dialect Kansai when attacked by an enemy.

Ready to fight zombie hordes… soy cheese The Tofu Survivor

Therefore, such a curiosity of culinary type, deserves to be honored with a special recipe. In order to properly reflect the atmosphere of the zombie apocalypse, and at the same time give the dish a distinctive taste, I prepared a spicy Asian-style meat sauce similar to what stays on the floor and walls after fighting zombie hordes. Tofu has been treated with a hot pan to keep the delicate body and gain a crunchy crus at the same time. As a result, we get the perfect combination – a seemingly bland tofu, which perfectly contrasts with the spicy sauce – full of protein and tasty meal. Well, then the fate of tofu cheese has been sealed …

PS We will deal with other culinary topics from RE2 Remake in the next entry, which will be a some kind of a tribute to Mikhail Viktor;)

TOFU IN SPICY MINCED MEAT SAUCE
Resident Evil 2 Remake | Biohazard RE:2
fried tofu in spicy Asian style sauce

TIME: 35 min
PRICE: 12 zł
SERVING: 2 portions
LEVEL: medium
YOU’LL NEED
pan
knife
kitchen paper towel

INGREDIENTS:

tofu – 1 cube
minced meat – 200g
garlic – 1 clove
fresh ginger – half a teaspoon
soy sauce – 2 tablespoons
sesame oil – 2 tablespoons
rapeseed oil – 2 tablespoons
chili powder – ½ teaspoons
sweet ground pepper – 1 teaspoon
tomato paste – 1 teaspoon
sweet chili sauce – 2 tablespoons
sugar – ½ teaspoons
potato flour – 1 teaspoon
FOR GARNISH
spring onion – 1 item
sesame seeds – 1 teaspoon

PREPARATION

1. TOFU

Drain off tofu. Wrap in a paper towel, load om top with a cutting board and leave it for 10 minutes.

2. FRYING THE MEAT (5 min)

Chop the minced meat, lightly salt and fry for 5 minutes, with a little oil in the pan, stirring frequently, until light brown.

3. SAUCE (7 min)

Add crushed garlic and chopped ginger, sweet paprika and chili powder or flakes to the meat. Mix and fry for 30 seconds. Then add the soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, sesame oil, tomato paste and sugar. Mix and stew for 5 minutes.

4. SAUCE THINKENING + STEWING (15 min)

Mix the potato flour with ⅓ cup of lukewarm water. Add to the meat sauce and mix thoroughly. Cook for 15 minutes until a thick, sticky sauce is obtained. If necessary, season with more chili and soy sauce.

5. FRYING TOFU (5 min)

Cut the dried cheese into a large cube and put it in a hot pan with a bit of fat. Fry until golden on both sides for 2-3 minutes on medium heat. Lightly salt.

SERVING

Mix fried tofu with meat sauce, sprinkle with chopped spring onion and sesame seeds.

This post was made thanks to the courtesy of publisher CenegaPolish publisher, who shared a game copy with us.

 

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