Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Simple Tofu Stir Fry

After admitting that I was in a food rut, I vowed to work in some ideas to fill our plates.  As lunch time rolled around yesterday I needed to put something together.  I had just returned from the H mart with lots of good veggies and tofu.  So I decided a quick stir fry was in order.  Not only was this dish tasty, it was also quick and easy.

Ingredients (approximately):
1 T Smart Balance Oil
Half a pack of firm tofu, cut into thumb size pieces
1/4 onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 t ginger, grated
1/2 green pepper, sliced
3 red Vietnamese chilies, tops removed
Handful of asparagus, cut into 3/4 pieces
Handful of basil leaves
soy sauce
red pepper powder
sesame oil

All of these measurements are approximate but it's that kind of dish, you can put in whatever you want and to amounts that suit your taste.  Cook the tofu in oil over fairly high heat until at least two sides are golden.  Add the onions, garlic and ginger.  After about a minute add the green pepper, chilies and asparagus.  Stir fry for about a minute or two.  Finish with the basil leaves, soy sauce, a sprinkle of red pepper powder and small drizzle of sesame oil.  I served a few potstickers on the side, but noodles or rice would also be great.  This was so much better than Shake and Bake pork chops.

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