Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tofu Surprise

Even before starting on Gundry my fiance and I would eat tofu fairly often. We affectionately began to refer to tofu stir-fry as Tofu Surprise because it was always a surprise to see what vegetables or combination of vegetables I would include in the meal. Tofu Surprise remains a go-to meal for us. Unfortunately, most pre-made Asian sauces are made with sugar. Teriyaki - so tasty, but so sugary! So, I had to get a little creative. I hope you enjoy the results.

Serves 3 - 4

4 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp red wine or apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp grated, fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/4 tsp Stevia*
1 package firm tofu
1.5 - 2 lbs vegetable(s) of your choice, roughly chopped
(I used broccoli, sugar snap peas, red onion & bell pepper)
In a medium bowl combine all ingredients except tofu and vegetables and whisk to make the sauce. Set in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to meld while you prepare the rest of the meal. Perfectly Pan-Fry the Tofu (click the link for the recipe). In the same skillet, add the chopped vegetables and reduce the heat to medium-low. Mix the vegetables coating with the oil and seasonings remaining in the skillet.
Add the sauce, turning to coat the vegetables. Cover the skillet and continue to cook until vegetables are tender, approximately 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Cut the tofu into bite-size pieces (if you have not done so already) and add to the vegetables. Serve the stir-fry in bowls. If any sauce remains in the skillet, spoon it over the stir-fry before serving.

This dish is delicious the next day!

*Stevia extract is a natural sweetener. It can be found in bulk or in small packets at Trader Joe's and most grocery stores.

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