Friday, March 8, 2013

VeggieNerd: How to make tofu stir-fry (w) home made stir-fry sauce

Hello there friends, Eric here with another delicious VeggieNerd recipe. This has to be one of my all time favorite dishes to make at home, so I hope you guys enjoy this one as much as I do!


Stir-Fry Sauce: (You can also use store bought sauce)

1 - Tbs Cornstarch
1 1/2 - Tbs Brown Sugar
1/8 Tbs - Crushed Red Pepper Flake
1 - Clove of Garlic (Minced)
1/2 - Tbs Ground Ginger
1/4 - Cup Soy Sauce
1/2 - Cup Water
1/2 - Tbs Rice Vinegar
1/2 - Tbs Sesame Oil

Stir-Fry: (You may use any combo of veggies you like)

10 Ounces - Extra Firm Tofu (Drained and Pressed)
2 - Cups Broccoli
2 - Medium Carrots (Sliced)
1/2 - Bell Pepper (Cut in Strips)
1/2 - White Onion
1 Small Can - Baby Corn
1 Small Can - Water Chestnuts
1-2 Tbs - Veggie Oil (For Frying)

Hope you're having a great day! 
Much <3 Eric. AKA TheVeggieNerd

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Stir-Fry Sauce:
-Heat all Ingredients in a small pot on low. Stir this until sauce thickens. If your sauce is too thick, add a bit of water at a time to thin it out. 

-Take your onion that is cut in half, and slice it twice forming an "X". Break this apart forming large petals. Set aside. 

-After tofu has been drained, and pressed. Cut into bite-sized cubes. 

-Heat your wok, or frying pan with about 1-2Tbs of Veggie Oil. 

-Add Ingredients one at a time, starting with the tofu, and continue adding veggies one at a time in order of that witch takes longest to cook. Make sure to give plenty of time so your wok/pan does not cool too much. 

My Order:
(Tofu, Carrots, Broccoli, Bell Pepper, Onions, and Baby Corn/Water Chestnuts)

-Cook Veggies until tender

-Add sauce to taste, and serve right away. 

Enjoy :) 

1 comment:

  1. Hello!
    I just made your recipe, It was my first experience with Tofu as my mothers too, we thought it was very nice, i added a little extra sugar to the Sauce recipe but other than that it was great, Thank you for sharing!