Monday, May 17, 2010

Meatless Monday.

I usually have a meatless day once or twice a week, but it doesn't always fall on a Monday... Well, today I finally timed it right!

Broccoli Tofu Stir-Fry:

Not a particularly special dish because I make it quite often, but it's one that I've more or less mastered and sometimes make with chicken.

I cooked the veggies and the tofu separately. For the veggie mix, I used:
  • broccoli
  • onion
  • zucchini
  • minced garlic
  • minced ginger
  • crushed red pepper
  • low sodium soy sauce
Saute├ęd altogether until cooked down.

For the tofu, I used this tofu prep post from Tina at Carrots 'N' Cake to get me started. I always try to drain my tofu as much as I can, but it still ends up a bit soggy, so the towel/weight method did the trick! I chopped it up and threw it in a pan with some soy sauce until those nice, crisp brown edges started to form.

Once the tofu was done, I added some Panda Express Orange Sauce and threw it all together in a bowl.

I made rice as well, but I just wanted a mess of veggies and tofu, so I skipped the rice and saved it for Doug. I ended up adding a little extra soy sauce and some Sriracha on top.

It doesn't look like the most exciting dish, but it was definitely loaded with flavor. The leftovers are gonna make a bitchin' lunch tomorrow!


Mo Diva said...

I love tofu in my sitr fry dishes!!!

have you tried it with a srpinkle of honey or brown sugar? i find it tastes like the brown sauce from the take out place!

Tamara said...

@Mo Diva

No, I haven't- I'll have to try that next time. Thanks!

Joslyn said...

oh em gee.

that dinner looks amazing. so much that i have to copy you and make the same thing for my own this evening. :p

Tamara said...


Do it! And the leftovers were even better because all of the spices/flavorings had more time to "grow" overnight. So good!