I have to share this recipe as it’s amazing! In fact, I can’t wait to heat up the leftovers for lunch today…
I was determined to use up the veggies in my fridge - I had a bag of Brussel sprouts and some tofu. I am not a huge fan of tofu but have decided to embrace this strange ingredient and figure out how to cook it and like it.
Here is what I decided to make…(photo coming soon…)
1 inch of ginger - peeled and finely chopped
1 bunch of scallions (green onions) - finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic - finely chopped
1 bag of Brussel Sprouts - finely sliced in the food processor using the slicer attachment
1 head of broccoli finely sliced
1 package of extra firm tofu
Asian noodles - any variety already cooked and drained. I just added a little noodles as I wanted the veggies to more prevalent than the noodles.
Steps To Make The Tofu
Here is the full blog post on the tofu preparation: https://minimalistbaker.com/quick-easy-crispy-tofu/
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C) and wrap your extra firm tofu (this is important – anything less than extra firm won’t crisp up as fast or as well) and set something heavy on top like a cast iron skillet. You want it to drain for about 10 minutes or so.
Step 2: 10 minutes later, cube tofu and add to a mixing bowl. Season with salt and, depending on what type of dish you’re adding it to, season accordingly (i.e. curry powder for a curry dish, or a bit of tamari and/or chili garlic sauce for a stir-fry). I just added chopped garlic and some tamari.
Step 3: Sauté in oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until browned on all sides (shaking the pan as needed to cook all sides).
Step 4: Finish baking in the oven for about 15 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Mmmm, yes, please.
Steps to Make the Stir Fry
Heat the sesame oil in the wok or pan. Keep the heat high.
Add the garlic, scallions and garlic and toss in the oil.
Add the Brussel sprouts and broccoli and keep stirring to coat the veggies in the oil. Add tamari sauce to taste. Cook for about 5 to 10 minutes or until veggies are soft.
Add in the cooked noodles.
Top with sesame seeds.