Marinated Tofu Stir Fry
1 package firm or extra-firm tofu
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ginger
2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon roasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon chili oil
1 head broccoli, chopped
2 carrots, sliced
1 bell pepper, your choice
1/2 onion, chopped
1 clove pressed or chopped garlic
Slice the tofu into 2 cm thick strips and place in contained. Cover with soy sauce, garlic powder, ginger, pepper flakes, salt, and oils. Make sure all the tofu is able to soak up the ingredients, then cover and let marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
When the tofu is done marinating, put a drop of oil in a frying pan and cook the tofu until browned on both sides, approximately 10 minutes. Save the marinade. In a wok, heat the garlic in a drop of oil and add the vegetables. Sauté for about 5 minutes and then add the tofu, using the spatula to break it into bite sized pieces. Add a spoonful or so of the marinade to the mixture and watch it sizzle. When the vegetables are as soft as you want, serve hot over rice, drizzling on more of the marinade to taste.
This recipe is especially easy to make with two people in the kitchen, one can work on cooking the tofu, the other can do the vegetables. The tofu is also good to fry and eat by itself, I've found. My boyfriend eats meat yet LOVES the marinade sauce. It really smells good!
Bon appetit! :)