I have never taken a steamy photo before now.
I've framed and shot steaming dishes, but the result is usually too skimpy to even resemble steam unless I tell you to look for it.
Yesterday I got this heavenly photo, but in retrospect I wonder if it might have been my lens that got steamed up.
I should tell you briefly what it is, because it was so delicious, it got me steamed up too.
Come on, won't you please try cooking this just once? Halfway through my meal, I got a HungerSurge™, and steamed through the rest of the food on my plate. So yummy.
It's Ma Po Tofu, but instead of minced pork, we used braised, chopped beet greens (a splash of water, a little butter, stir, cover, real quick actually). Cook the tofu cubes the usual way, but pull back a bit on the hot bean paste. Don't use ginger at all. Add little clumps of maitake mushrooms, and then finally, stir in the drained beet leaves.
Beet greens have their own quirky, dark flavor, and they played very nicely with everybody else in the playground.
This dish needs, craves, white rice. I like rice, but I've never had a meal where everything on the plate was in such harmony.
You're not even going to try making it, are you?
Hell, if I was Elise, you would.