Bean curd in sesame paste

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Bean curd in sesame paste


. Difficulty: Easy . Serves: 4 people . Preparation time: 10 minutes


This recipe is taken from the Crossroad Project, that was created to promote  Grana Padano cheese and other high quality products from Lombardy in China. Crossroad is a project of the Grana Padano Protection Consortium, together with the Region of Lombardy and Union Camere: a perfect blend of sales and cultural promotion.
The objective of this project was the promotion of quality Italian products as a versatile ingredient of ethnic cuisines, particularly those, like the Chinese, characterised by a long history of cooking traditions, just like Italian cuisine.
Italian PDO products meet the taste of foreign consumers in Italian recipes, but they can also feature successfully in fusion cooking, creating unique and different dishes.


150 gr Grana Padano 
250 gr bean curd 
20 gr sesame paste 20 cm
12 gr fresh coriander, chopped 
3 gr spicy oil 3 gr
Water to taste
Salt to taste


Cut the tofu into 2-cm wide cubes, let boil for 1 minute in water, drain and arrange in a platter. Prepare the sauce by mixing the sesame paste with little water, pour over the bean curd, dress with the spicy oil, the coriander and serve in a Grana Padano basket, garnishing with cheese shavings.
For the basket:
lay out disks of grated Grana Padano on a silpat, let melt in a microwave oven for 25 seconds. Take them out of the oven and while they are still soft place them on an upside down cup or  glass, shaping them into small baskets.