Two Simple Tofu Stir Fries

Both of these recipes are so good they will knock your sock off.  I loved them both, especially the spicy tofu stir fry.  That one is mostly tofu, with an amazing sauce- but I think next time I would toss in some veggies, just to get something besides tofu in there- like snow peas.  The spicy, peanuty, thick sauce is to die for, and I would be willing to use it in so many places.  As for the broccoli and tofu stir fry, well, I haven't had pressed tofu in quite a while, and this made for a very nice change of pace.  Not to mention it got rid of some broccoli that had been sitting around for quite a while... so that made it even better.  The sauce was not as thick as the spicy stir fry, but good in it's own right.

Tofu and Broccoli Stir Fry

Adapted from 175 Quick & Easy Chinese Recipes

Serves 3

9 oz pressed tofu, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 large head broccoli, cut into florets
3 cloves garlic, pressed
2 cups button mushrooms, sliced
2 large green onions, chopped
4 slices ginger
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp vegetarian fish sauce
3 tbsp rice wine
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp agave nectar
1/2 tbsp corn starch
Salt and pepper, to taste
Pine nuts, to serve
Mix together the soy sauce through salt and pepper, and set aside.  Heat a wok over medium high heat, and add the ginger slices with a bit of water.  After a couple seconds, add in the broccoli, garlic, mushrooms, and onions, and saute for 5 minutes.  Add the sauce and tofu, and stir fry for another minute, until the veggies are tender and hot.  Serve, topped with pine nuts.

Spicy Tofu Stir Fry

Adapted from Ken Hom's Quick Wok

Serve 6

5 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp corn starch
3 tbsp peanut sauce
1 tbsp chili bean sauce
2 tbsp rice vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tbsp sugar
1 small onion, chopped
1 tbsp pressed garlic
2 lb fried frozen tofu, thawed and cut into bite-sized pieces

Mix together the soy sauce through sugar.  Set aside.
Heat a wok over medium high heat, and add the onion with a bit of water.  After a minute or so, add the garlic and cook for 5 more minutes.  Add in the tofu and sauce, and heat through.  Serve.

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