World recipe series: Asia

Try this Easy Tofu Stir-fry (spicy and vegetarian) inspired by the tastes of Hong Kong!

Enjoy it as a warm salad, or as a side dish with rice!

Ingredients

  • ~300g firm tofu
  • 4 celery stems
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp cooking oil

Seasonings

  • 2 tsp chili sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt

Method

Wash celery stems, peel and trim away the aged fibrous skin. Cut into about 1 cm cubes. Peel and cut carrots into similar dices.

Prepare and pan-fried tofu. Slice into about 1 cm cubes.

Heat oil in wok or pan over medium heat, sauté garlic until fragrant. Toss in celery and carrot, stirring to coat them with oil. Mix well ingredients for sauce (except salt) and pour in; add tofu. Cook, turning constantly, to your desired tenderness, about 2 minutes or until the sauce clings to the foods. If you want the vegetables to be more tender, cover and lower heat to simmer another minute or two (add more water if required).

Sprinkle in salt according to taste. Stir well, dish up and serve hot.

Source and adaptation from: http://www.tastehongkong.com/recipes/easy-tofu-stir-fry-spicy-and-vegetarian/
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