Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tofu Stir Fry

    If you are a vegetarian and are looking for a rich source of protein, Tofu is the answer. Tofu is made by coagulating soy milk using mineral salt (usually calcium sulfate), and then pressing the resulting curds into blocks.
    It was first made during the reign of Han dynasty in ancient China, and since then it has become a part of staple diets in almost throughout the world.
    This is a very easy-to make stir fry recipe. You can customize the ingredients to make it suit your palate.

Ingredients

Extra Firm Tofu – 1 14oz package
Oil – 1 Tbsp
Soy Sauce – to taste
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Chinese Chili Sauce (like Sambal) – to taste
Salt as per taste (note that soy sauce also salt in it)

Method 1 - In the stove

1) Drain liquid from Tofu package. Press tofu between paper towels or keep them on a towel to remove water.
2) Cut tofu into bite size cubes.
4) Heat Oil in a non-stick skillet.
5) Add Tofu and cook on high heat until all sides are light brown.
6) Add Soy Sauce, salt,ginger garlic paste and Chili Sauce and toss until tofu is well coated.
7) Serve hot.

Method 2 - In the Oven

1) Drain liquid from Tofu package. Press tofu between paper towels or keep them on a towel to remove water.
2) Preheat oven to 375'.
3) In a bowl mix in soy sauce, ginger garlic paste, salt, Chinese chili sauce, salt and marinate for 10 minutes.
4) Once done add oil and mix nicely.
5) Place on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes, turning once halfway through, until a deep, golden brown and crispy on the outside but still tender on the inside. Remove from oven.


Tips

1) Marinating for a little longer adds up to the taste.
2) Try adding your favorite ingredients eg Szechuan spicy stir-fry sauce, teriyaki sauce, red chili flakes and scallions for a more delicious stir fry.

2 comments:

  1. Really yumm and yes perfect option for vegetarians.

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  2. Looks delicious and great..

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