Spicy Ginger Tofu Stir Fry

While I’ve posted stir fry type dishes before, this dish features a new little jar of spicy sauce I bought recently at an Asian supermarket. The sauce I speak of is a Chili Paste with Garlic from Lan Chi. The sauce can really spice up any stir fry and gives it a nice kick of heat. This dish is strictly a tofu dish, but you could also do it with shrimp, beef, chicken, lamb etc.

A few of the veggies in this dish are from my CSA share, while the others are just my favorite stir fry veggies (though I didn’t have water chestnuts). Bean sprouts and snow peas give stir fries a nice crunch. Like many of my posts, this dish is easily customizable in case you absolutely hate mushrooms or snow peas.

Ingredients:
Serves 2

1 container extra firm tofu, pressed to remove as much water as possible
~1/4 pound snow peas
4-5 crimini mushrooms, sliced
~1/4 pound fresh bean sprouts
1 medium bok choy, cut into small pieces
1/2″ piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely minced
1 tablespoon chili paste with garlic
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil (or other variety, not olive)

Cut up tofu into small cubes. In a large saute pan, heat oil over medium-high heat and when oil is hot, add tofu and cook, undisturbed for 2-3 minutes. Let tofu brown and then mix to  brown other sides. Tofu may crumble a bit.

When tofu is well browned, about 8 minutes, add remaining ingredients and mix to coat. Cook for 5-6 minutes until veggies begin to get tender, but remain crunchy. Serve with rice. Enjoy!

About Evan Halperin

I like to eat. I like to cook. I like to eat what I cook. Now, I will share with you what I like to cook. My wife and I may be a vegetarian and a carnivore, but it doesn’t mean we can’t cook a nice meal with both, without compromising taste. I will share my creative meals of the Carnivore and the Vegetarian.
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4 Responses to Spicy Ginger Tofu Stir Fry

  1. this recipe is great for weight watchers like me, I like it and looks delicious

  2. L A Cochran says:

    That does look/sound yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    This looks so good! I’m a vegetarian and have been looking for recipes that my whole family will love, and this just looks delicious!
    I can’t wait to try it!!

  4. Silvanio says:

    Thank you. She really is the best. I still haven’t seen the sesaon ender, but I’m pretty sure it’s on this Friday since I’ve been watching it on Sci-Fi instead of catching the British airings.

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