Shiraae, also spelled Shira-ae, is a Japanese dish made with
mashed tofu and any number of vegetables— leafy greens, broccoli, green beans, sliced mushrooms, strips of carrot, etc— mixed with a sweet sesame-miso sauce. It’s easy to prepare and makes a great side dish rich in protein and vegetable nutrients.
By those who don’t know her well, tofu often gets stereotyped as a healthy, “boring” food: flavorless, mushy, blah. But her friends know tofu can be plenty exciting—and even a little naughty! This Cajun Fried Tofu really shows off her wild side. If you’re looking for a meatless alternative to Cajun fried chicken or craving a zesty spin on silken tofu, you'll want to check out Cajun Fried Tofu.