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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Simple Marinated Veggie Tofu

         Tofu is an excellent source of protein and it can be incorperated into a myriad of different recipes from enchiladas and un-meat loaves , to breakfast hash and lunch wraps .Silken tofu is easy to blend into dressings , sauces and smoothies , while firm tofu can be used as mock meat .
         The color and taste of tofu is pretty bland right out of the package , it doesn't take much to spruce things up enough for incorporation into a tasty and satisfying meal . A little salt ,pepper and soy sauce rubbed into tofu before baking or frying it makes for a great stir fry meal .
          Try this simple Marinated Veggie Tofu with Noodles  .Veggie and tofu Stir Fry gives you that delicious seared . Slightly smoky taste that you enjoy in a good Chinese restaurant but are the results from your own wok .



Ingredients
Serves 3 

Marinade
175 g chilled tofu , cut into 1.5 cm cubes
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1/2 tsp ginger powder

For the stir fry
8 oz noodles
1 tsp coconut oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups broccoli ,small florets and thinly sliced stems
1 large bok choy 
2 springs onions, finely sliced
1/4 cup water 
1/4 pepper flakes
2 tbsp sesame seeds

Method
1 . In a shallow bowl , mix all the ingredients under Marinade (except tofu). Add  cubed tofu and let sit for at least 15 minutes , to a few hours.Longer the better .

2 .Prepare the noodles according to package instructions and keep aside. Heat oil in a large skillet at medium heat .

3 . Add garlic and cook until golden . Add the broccoli florets , broccoli stems , bok choy and 1/4 cup water . Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until bright green .

4 . Add the tofu along with the marinade and cook for a minute . Add the noodles , pepper flakes , onion and mix well . Cover and cook for 2 minutes or until heated through . Sprinkle sesame seeds and serve hot .


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