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.
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...