Saturday, September 22, 2007

Tofu 202: Tofu Stir Fry

OK. I don't have a recipe for this. But it's our favorite way to eat tofu. Here's the narrative:

Freeze the tofu, then cut it into 1-inch (or smaller, if you want it to cook faster) cubes. Place it in a marinade, which can contain ingredients like:

Soy sauce
Italian dressing
Curry powder
Garlic powder
Sesame seeds
Store-bought marinades
Lemon juice

Sorry that's so vague, but you'll just want to choose the ingredients that most appeal to you. Use a base of soy sauce or other liquid marinade, then add the spices and extra ingredients that you like the most (or just what you have in hand).

Let the tofu soak up the marinade for at least half an hour. In a large saucepan, heat some olive oil and add chopped onions and garlic with a bullion cube. When the onion is golden, add the tofu to the saucepan. Let it cook on medium-high for 10-20 minutes...check the texture; when it's almost as firm as you want it, then add your choice of the following:

Canned water chestnuts
Frozen stir-fry vegetable blend
Fresh bell peppers, chopped
Broccoli, chopped
Whatever other vegetable you like

You will probably need to add a little more soy sauce when you put the vegetables in. Cook until everything is heated through and serve over rice.

Sorry this recipe was so vague and un-recipe-like. If you decide to attempt it, let me know if you have questions...

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