Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tofu 101

Today I will share a simple tofu-stirfry the whole family should enjoy.  This is a very budget friendly way to make stirfry using items you should have on hand and about .50 cents worth of tofu.

Easy Stir Fry with Tofu

1/2 block water packed extra firm tofu
marinade; any will do for chicken, beef or teriyaki
soy sauce
oil, canola or vegetable and sesame if you have it
stiry fry sauce 
seasonings; garlic, ginger, sesame seeds, pepper, onion
assorted vegetables, enough to fill your largest pan or wok
steamed rice

Take 1/2 block of firm or extra firm tofu and dice into small blocks, maybe a half of an inch big. (smaller pieces are better received by non-tofu lovers)  Toss into a bowl and cover in marinade and  2 Tbs soy sauce.  Let sit as long as possible, one hour or even over night.

Make your standard stir fry; toss cut veggies in hot wok with garlic, add stir fry sauce and seasonings as desired.

Next, heat 1-2 Tbs canola oil (add 1tsp of sesame oil optional) in a pan on med-high, toss in tofu and let sizzle.  Turn and cook about 4-5 minutes total.  

Add the cooked tofu to the veggies and serve over rice.

I hope you enjoy this!


Richard Belding said...

This dish is just plain delicious. Good thing it's also healthy, otherwise I would be faced with potential obesity. It's that good. For realsies.



Erin said...

Thanks bro! Im glad you liked my super delicious food!