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Tofu & Eggplant Stirfry

What you need: 

1 14 oz. block of extra firm tofu, diced into 1 to 2 inch chunks
1/2 eggplant, sliced into medium chunks
6 or so mushrooms, skinned and sliced into medium chunks
1/4 cup of low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon of chili oil
1 to 2 tablespoons of fresh minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon of fresh minced ginger
vegan buttery spread of choice
1 sprinkle of ground black pepper

What you do: 

This is a recipe I invented one day just looking at what I had around the house. It came out quite yummy and I hope that you enjoy it too!
For me, I like to put the tofu in the freezer overnight and then let it thaw before using it in this recipe, it gives it a nice chewy texture.
Take your tofu and squeeze all the water you can get out of it, then dice it into largish chunks (1 to 2 inches long.) In a pan, heat up some of your vegan buttery spread and then place the chunks in the pan. Sprinkle the topsides with pepper to taste, I only use about a third of a teaspoon or so.
When you are ready to turn them over, (you want them to cook until they are dark golden brown on all sides) sprinkle your minced garlic all over. Cook until the tofu looks sufficiently done. Put it aside on a plate.
Put more vegan buttery spread into the pan, just about two tablespoons and get it nice and melty. Then, add your eggplant, mushrooms and ginger. Saute until it begins to look and smell like it's almost finished, usually about 6 minutes or less, depending on your stove.
You'll want to have your soy sauce, chili oil and lemon juice mixed together in a measuring cup or small bowl. This is where you add it in, pouring it over the veggies and getting it nice and cooked. Continue to saute until it's thoroughly incorporated, about three minutes.
Finally, you get to add your tofu and garlic back to the mixture. Mix them all about, and turning your temperature to low. Cover and let warm for about three more minutes.
Serve over rice or alone.
I don't know the nutritional information for this dish but I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
2
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

I made this tonight and I didn't have any chili oil, but I did add a little olive oil to the soy sauce mixture.  I also didn't have reduced sodium soy sauce, so it was really salty.  I made some brown rice to go with it.

I did like this idea and it was very tasty:)  I used to get a dish at this restaurant that was tofu stirfry with eggplant, but it had a sweet taste to the sauce.  Maybe it was hoisin sauce?

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