made up stir fry

I made this for myself last Friday loosely using the Oriental Chicken recipe I mentioned before. I served it over brown rice. It was so good I said to myself, "This taste like a meal in a Chi-nese restaurant!" Then I laughed at the funny voice I used. That doesn't translate well onto the internet, but it was funny. Wooo living alone!

made up stir fry
1 block extra-firm tofu
1 bunch of broccoli
1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 T. grated ginger
1 t red pepper flakes
1/4 c. canola oil
1 T rice vinegar
1 T oyster sause
1 T soy sauce
1 T water
1 t corn starch

Cut the tofu into 1/2 inch cubes and set on a paper towel-lined plate. Place double layer of paper towels and another plate on top of the tofu. Weigh down with heavy can or pot. Chop your vegetables.
Next, heat oil in large skillet. When very hot, add tofu and cook for about five minutes. Add onions and cook until lightly brown, about five minutes, making sure to turn the tofu so it sets seared on all edges. Next add broccoli, cook over medium heat for a few minutes then add the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes. Stir and cook for about a minute more.
Meanwhile, whisk together vinegar, oyster and soy sauce, water and corn starch. When broccoli is tender, stir the sauce into the skillet with the vegetables and tofu. Cook altogether for a few minutes until sauce thickens and vegetables are coated.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

This sounds great, other than the broccoli part.