Tofu in Deliciously Spicy Sauce

Tofu in Deliciously Spicy Sauce

Servingsservings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 300g firm tofu, unflavoured, cut into 2x2cm cubes

  • 2 teaspoon cornflour

  • ½ cup vegetable stock

  • 1 teaspoon Chinese chilli bean sauce

  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, very finely chopped

  • 2 spring onions, very finely sliced into rounds

Directions

  • Prepare the sauce: Put the corn flour in a small bowl, slowly add the vegetable stock, mixing as you do so. Now add the chilli bean sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and sugar. Mix again. Set the sauce aside.
  • Cooking tofu: Heat the vegetable oil in a pan over a medium-high heat. When hot, put in the garlic and ginger, stir fry for 10 seconds. Add the spring onions, stir fry for 5 seconds. Put in the tofu, stir gently and fry for 1 minute. Turn heat to low. Stir the sauce and pour it over the tofu. Mix gently and bring to a simmer, stir gently and let the sauce thicken then serve.
  • Add to steamed or stir-fried broccolini, asparagus and Asian greens (choy-sum, bok choy)

Notes

  • Adapted from: Eastern Vegetarian Cooking (book)
NutritionPer Serve
Energy (kJ)997g
Calories238g
Protein10g
Carbohydrates3g
Fat20g
Saturated fat3g
Fibre3g
Sodium1143mg

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