Sunday, February 20, 2011

Spicy Tofu Sugar Pea Stir Fry

spicy tofu

Healthy, clean eating is very appealing. Achieving this can be hard sometimes with a hectic and busy daily routine. I am going to make it a goal of mine to live this way of eating clean more often. Here is a simple healthy and nutritional dish, that has two of my favorites, spicy and sugar peas.



Ingredients

1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbs dry Sherry
1 Tbs brown sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp rice wine vinegar
3/4 tsp red pepper flakes
2 Tbs sesame oil
1 lb. firm tofu, patted dry and cut into small cubes
3 medium shallots, thinly diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
3 cups of sugar peas
1 tsp. roasted sesame seeds
Brown rice


Directions

Whisk together soy sauce, sherry, sugar, cornstarch, vinegar, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large frying pan or wok over high heat. When the oil starts to smoke, add tofu. Make sure your tofu is pretty dry. You want to caramelize the outside of your tofu not boil it. Cook your tofu until it is a golden brown on all sides. Remove tofu from your pan and set aside. Reduce your heat to medium add remaining 1 tsp. oil, shallots, and garlic. Cook until this starts to brown. Add sugar peas and sesame seeds, saute until your peas are a bright green and slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add the reserved tofu and sauce mixture. Cook until the sauce thickens up, about 1 minute. Serve over steamed brown rice.

Enjoy!
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