Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dec 08: Tofu Tuesday Today!

Tofu has been on my mind... a lot.

I think my long hours at work and eating out has got my body wanting something healthier. I suppose my body is telling me something. :-)

There are many types of tofu, but the common types are firm - great for stir fry and braised dishes, and silken/soft tofu. Silken tofu has a custard like texture and is typically used in soups.

Today, I cooked with fried tofu... also known as tofu puffs.

Tofu puffs are easy to use. You can leave them whole, but I decided to quarter into bite size pieces.

There are many ways to cook tofu, but I wanted to make something easy.

Stir Fry Veggies with Tofu Puffs.
1T Oil
1 Clove Garlic
1 Green Onion, sliced
1 Package of Tofu Puffs, quartered
1 Carrot, thinly sliced
3 C Raw Spinach
3 C Nappa Cabbage
1 to 2 T Oyster Sauce
1 T of Soy Sauce
1/4 C Water

Actually any veggies will do.

1. Over medium heat, sweat the garlic and green onions to flavor the oil. I also started cooking the carrots since they take the longest. After a minute or two, add the tofu.

2. After 3 to 5 minutes, add the veggies, soy sauce, oyster sauce and water.
Give it a stir and cover to steam for about 5 to 10 minutes... until the veggies are done to your liking.

3. A healthy meal served over brown rice.

There's something comforting about eating something healthy. Nutritious and delicious, at least perceived to be healthy... lol.

However, I still have tofu on my mind... What to do with the other packs of tofu? Hmm...

1 comment:

Par said...

Love tofu..
Make ma po tofu?
Steam tofu?