The colors of the dish were gorgeous and the vegetables went well with the sauce. The tofu is cooked up crispy then taken out of the pan. The vegetables are stir fried then coated with a ginger oyster sauce which is light but packs a lot of flavor. Everything is tossed together and then served over rice. It’s a delicious and fairly healthy meal that can be made many different ways so that it’s new each time.
Stir-Fried Tofu with Ginger-Oyster Sauce (adapted Cooks Illustrated )
2 T. soy sauce
1 T. sugar
¼ c. chicken broth
1 T. soy sauce
2 t. sesame oil
1 T. cornstarch
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 T. minced ginger
3 T. vegetable oil
1 container extra firm tofu, cut into 24 triangles
1/3 c. cornstarch
2 c. carrots (or green beans, asparagus, or cauliflower)
½ c. chicken broth
1 c. broccoli (or snow peas, celery, or bell pepper)
1 lb. napa cabbage, cut into thin strips (or bok choy)
1 T. sesame seeds
2. In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium high heat. While the oil is heating sprinkle the tofu with the cornstarch, coating evenly. Add the tofu to the skillet and heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Add the glaze and cook for 1-2 minutes or until tofu is coated. Remove tofu from pan and put on a plate.
5. Pour the sauce into the pan of vegetables and stir to coat. Cook 3-5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Return the tofu to the skillet and cook until just reheated through.
6. Serve tofu and vegetables over rice.