So, I realise that I have been a tad slack with recipe posts lately and as such have decided to reward my loyal readers with a brand new original recipe.
One such reader, Angela *waves!!*, recently requested for me to put up more vegetarian friendly recipes.
I know! “Where is the bacon?”, you may ask.
But I thought, hang on, I am on a health kick here.
And healthy food can taste delicious. You just need to know how 🙂
This recipe is not only tasty, but is also very quick and easy to make.
So I present to you a delicious home cooked Tofu Stir-Fry with Ginger and Pickled Mustard Greens.
1 packet of Firm Tofu, sliced to 1cm thickness
Ginger (about the size of a thumb), sliced into sticks
1 stalk of Chinese pickled mustard greens, sliced finely
1 Shallot, chopped
2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
1/2 Tablespoon of Fish Sauce (optional if you aren’t going Vegetarian)
1 teaspoon of Brown Sugar
5 Tablespoons of Olive Oil (can be substituted with vegetable oil)
Heat up 3 tablespoons of olive oil (or substitute with vegetable oil) in a wok on medium heat and pan fry the tofu slices until it turns golden.
Once all the tofu have been fried, dish up and set aside (on a wire rack to cool or on some paper towels to drain off excess oil).
Heat up another 2 tablespoons of oil (on medium heat) and toss in the ginger and shallot into the wok.
Once the shallot starts to brown, toss in the pickled mustard greens and continue to stir-fry for a minute.
Add the fried tofu slices into the mix and stir-fry, adding in the sauces and sugar.
Once all the tofu slices have been coated in the sauces, turn off the heat and dish up.
Serve hot with steamed rice or eat it on its own!
If you find this dish a tad too dry, you can serve it with dipping sauce such as sweet chilli sauce or hot chilli sauce.
So tell me, what is the quickest and tastiest tofu dish you have made?
Haha, perfect timing as I’m going vego for the next 30 days (well now 28 days!) so I’m keen to give this a try. The quickest tofu dish was something we just had for lunch – fried tofu with soya sauce and seasame oil! lol, definitely not very healthy but quick ;P
Really? 30 days? Oh my…
I love pickled mustard greens! I often eat the whole jar so I can imagine how tasty this would be 🙂
Don’t you find it too salty?
Microwaved japanese tofu with high grade soy sauce (topped with deep fried australian garlic pieces and spring onions)
Yum! I usually do the same but steamed in a wok 🙂
Quickest also = weirdest for me. I mash up cold firm tofu with nooch and vegemite or dijonnaise. Bahahaha!
I’m totally not lying.
And you can make this for me next time. Tofu and pickles yessssss! 😀
That is very weird. Even for you.
No meat! What next… 😉 Well, for an omnivore I do rather adore tofu and this looks great!
I know.. such a weird characteristic in me!
Yay! That’s my next dinner planned! 🙂
Wuhoo! Glad to be of service 🙂
I’ve never thought of slicing tofu so thinly and searing it – great idea!
The quickest tofu dish that I love is mapo tofu which is a simple stirfry of marinated mince pork, tofu cubes, yellow bean paste, chinese chilli sauce and topped with diced shallots. It’s a simple and yet delicious comfort food.
I know! I am brilliant that way 🙂 I love mapo tofu!
Woo-hoo! I gotta thank Angela as well because if she hadn’t asked, we prolly wouldn’t have gotten you to share this awesome recipe. So, thanks Angela! I’ve got such a strong Asian palette and recipes like these really get me going. You know, tofu, preserved veg and all. Can’t wait to try. Am sure I am going to enjoy this with a monstrous bowl of rice lol
It is very Asian and also what was in my pantry !
I’m glad I requested some veggie recipes too – I enjoy eating meat but think great veggie dishes are v.exciting!
Looks delicious. I am still trying to convince my husband on the merits of tofu but this recipe could convert him.
Tell him it was fried 😛
What a great recipe! Thanks for thinking of me, much appreciated 🙂 I wouldn’t think to sear tofu, I can’t wait to cook this during the week it looks delicious. 🙂
Yayy!!!! I’m so glad you liked it! I do hope it is as delicious for you as it is for me!
I found Maltose – 🙂
..realised the Maltose is for the char siew recipe but still..I found Maltose 🙂
Wuhoo for your Maltose finding skills!! 🙂
I made this dish the other evening and it was delicious! I threw on some toasted sesame seeds too and wolfed it! 🙂
Oh *high five*!!! I am so glad you loved it 🙂
It’s definately going to be a regular. Really tasty!
from where i can find mustard green in melbourne? i need it fresh form not in frozen form
Ooo.. my best bet would be in Little Saigon in Footscray or any of the Asian markets in Richmond and Springvale!
I’d love to make this one day! Actually I should make it earlier rather than later as this is the perfect dish for Winter!