I am not the biggest fan of tofu.Yes, that makes me sound like a bad vegan, doesn’t it? Well, I am not.So, suck on that, if you must.Whatever.I find it mushy, mooshy ,and any other fake word that may end with “shy”.If I am going to eat it, or enjoy it, it must be frozen , first.
Frozen tofu gives it a bit more of a texture I can handle, or even enjoy.So, that is what I did!See, I am fucking brilliant.I pressed it, froze it, and then let it thaw, and cooked it.See, I told you, you are reading the thoughts of a super genius.I would have taken over the world by now if not for my dislike for crowds, my anti-social behavior, and general laziness.But! Minus those key things, and you could have been reading the blog of a world controlling tyrant!Or, whatever.
But, I digress!
Spicy garlic and ginger tofu stir fry, that is what I am here to write about.So, let’s begin.
- Tufu, duh.I used nearly a whole package, pressed, frozen, and cubed.
- One red pepper, this one was medium-ish.Smallish slivers.
- One carrot, peeled and chopped into skinny slivers.
- 2 Tbsp of minced garlic.
- 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil, I wanted to use maybe peanut oil, or something,but this is what I had, on hand!
- Half a cup of vegetable stock.
- 1 cup of edamame beans.
- 3 Tbsp of ginger.
- 1 Tbsp of red pepper flakes.
- 1 Tbsp of toasted sesame seeds.
Okay, I used my wok.Woks are fun, get into them.I heated up the oil in the wok, at medium to high heat, adding the garlic,and after a few minutes added the carrots.I also put in two tablespoons of the ginger.I cooked that, stirring as I went.I do not know it that truly matters, but it is fun.A minute or two later, I added the tofu, mixing and stirring.Again, because it is fun.
I added the peppers, and then added the stock.I cook and stir that , till the stock is cooked in, and evaporated.That should be about 5 minutes, or so.Now, I added the edamame beans, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, and remaining tablespoon of ginger.Sit and cook for a few more minutes.
I cooked up some simple Asian noodles, and topped the noodles with the stir fry.
There you go, or whatever.Enjoy, or do not.