Creamy Tofu Sauce for Sweet Potatoes and Konnyaku Recipe

The following recipe was provided by Serious Eater Karen Resta, as part of her essay A Modern Woman's Thanksgiving.

Creamy Tofu Sauce for Sweet Potatoes and Konnyaku

How our foods are constantly adapted from country to country and from cook to cook is shown in this example of adaptations following right along after the other in a row, with nods of thanks to and from each cook who plays a part.

Recipe Facts

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins

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  • 8 ounces silken tofu
  • 4 teaspoons sweet light miso
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon mirin


  1. Add tofu to a pot of boiling water; cook 2 minutes, remove gently.

  2. Place in cheesecloth-lined colander to drain. Squeeze excess water out by scrunching up edges of cheesecloth. Put tofu in food processor; pulse until smooth, adding other ingredients and blending well. Tofu sauce can be kept, covered, in refrigerator for up to 3 days.