Sunday, September 23, 2012

Braised Tofu with Vegetables and Noodles




Here's another story of noticing a recipe on the back of a packet. I bought some tofu and it had a nice marinade recipe so this dish is inspired from that. All in all a tasty and healthy meal. Tofu is made from soy milk and a coagulate it is a rich source of protein, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper and Selenium, and a very good source of Calcium when Calcium is used as a coagulant. 



Ingredients:
  • one pack of silken tofu
  • 1/2 a head of broccoli chopped 
  • 3 small bunches of baby bok choy sliced 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger/garlic paste
  • for the marinade - 2 tablespoon of soy sauce, 2 tablespoon of mirin, a dash of sesame oil, one tablespoon of honey, 1/4 teaspoon of ginger/garlic paste
  • one pack of Chinese egg noodles
  • a handful of fresh Thai basil
  • two tablespoon of oyster sauce
  • one tablespoon of soy sauce 
  • a sprinkle of sugar 
  • a dash of sesame oil
Method:

  1. soak the tofu in the marinade for a couple of hours
  2. then bake it at 300 for about 20-30 minutes, then slice into little cubes and braise for 10 minutes, it will have a darker color and firmer texture.
  3. heat a little canola oil, add a little ginger/garlic paste and sesame oil
  4. saute the bok choy and broccoli for 5-10 minutes, add the basil leaves a little sugar, soy sauce and oyster sauce
  5. meanwhile cook the noodles, then mix with the vegetables and tofu
  6. serve and enjoy 


Who cooks with tofu, do you have any good recipes to share?

Have a lovely start to the week everyone 

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34 comments:

  1. Love simple dishes such as this.. I LOVE tofu! you can find some recipes on my blog :)

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    1. thanks Suresh means alot that you think its OK your an amazing cook

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  2. Sometimes the recipe on the back of a packet is really good and sometimes you need really good AND easy. Looks wonderful.

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  3. Great recipe to have on-hand for tofu!

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  4. What a perfect quick and healthy meal. It sounds delicious and looks very appetizing. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  5. Looks super healthy. I've never tried Mirin before but am definitely going to strat reading the back of packets for recipes!

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  6. I've never cooked with tofu! It's something I should really try one day. The marinade recipe does sound very tasty.

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  7. Uncomplicated, delicious - this lets the ingredients shine. So beautiful.

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  8. Delicious and easy, I love the way you make easy dishes.

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    1. thanks Swathi I try to stick to them as they turn out better had a gnocchi fail yesterday

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  9. Hi Rebecca, I love tofu! They come in so many different forms, from thread-like soy noodles to braised tofu to soft and silken types. I eat them every week and I never get sick of them. In fact, I often make soup out of tofu too. Here are some tofu soups that I've made: http://www.chinesesouppot.com/tag/tofu

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    1. thanks so much for the link on my way to see your recipes

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  10. A healthy and very tasty noodle dish that I would love too!

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  11. Looks yummy! I am not a fan of tofu so I would probably change it to chicken.. :D

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  12. Wonderful marinade, Rebecca. I've never tried baking tofu, but would love to try it. After marinating, baking must make it really flavorful.
    A lovely, easy, healthy bowl of veggies.

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    1. thanks kind of you yep baking helped I think he he

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  13. the flavors sound wonderful! i should really give tofu another chance. i have your five spice chicken on the menu this week, can't wait!!

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  14. Lovely recipe, reminds me of the cooking workshop I attended in Thailand. You've reminded me to stock up on tofu :)

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  15. Look delicious Rebecca sometimes I find tofu here!
    BTW Im finally on Pinterest and I learned ha!

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  16. Gloria :-) welcome to pinterest its a neat tool I enjoy it

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  17. I don't like tofu, but I cook it for my husband. I cook it with brown sugar and butter and add pecans to it and He loves that dish.

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