Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spicy Gen 'So Dish With Tofu

This was my first time making ANY tofu dish! It was kinda fun.Since starting my new clean eating habit, I am definitely more interested and motivated to cook than ever before. I am also finding out that I am not so bad at it, which is slightly surprising. Plus, I get the added benefit of knowing exactly what is going into my food. I love Chinese food, but am finding that take-out is not so in line with clean eating. So I decided to make it on my own. This was my first shot at the recipe, and it was pretty simple and turned out yummy.

  • 1 (16 ounce) box organic, firm tofu
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour (or can use cornstarch)
  • vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 3 chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2/3 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste for the spice!!
  • steamed broccoli
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar  
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)
  1. Drain, dry and cut tofu into one inch chunks.
  2. Mix egg with 3 Tbs of water.
  3.  Dip tofu in mixture.
  4.  Sprinkle flour over tofu to completely cover.
  5. Heat oil in pan and fry tofu pieces until golden brown and set aside.
  6.  Drain oil.
  7.  Heat 3 Tbs vegetable oil in pan on medium heat and add onions, ginger and garlic, cook for about one minute.
  8. Add vegetable stock, soy sauce, sugar, chili paste, coconut oil and vinegar.
  9. Mix 2 Tbs of water and 1 Tbs flour and pour into mixture, stirring well. Add fried tofu and coat evenly.
  10. Serve with steamed broccoli over your choice of rice.


1 comment:

  1. Yuuuum! I made scrambled tofu for dinner tonight. :)