Really tasty and satisfying, using simple inexpensive ingredients available from any supermarket, this is my current favourite meal.
I must confess I never get on well with stir frying tofu, it sticks and breaks apart without fail, so instead this recipe includes tofu cubes marinated and baked into firm savoury nuggets of yumminess.
Feel free to add fresh or ground chilli and ginger for an extra kick. And as for vegetables, do whatever you feel. I like to use inexpensive veg like carrots, peppers, onions, cabbage, mushrooms and garlic. But if feeling fancy, you can use bok choi, water chestnuts, beansprouts or lotus root.
First I pressed and cubed a 400g block of tofu, then I coated it with a mixture of: 1 tbsp soya sauce, 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil and 1 tbsp cornflour. Then I placed the cubes on a greased baking sheet and baked them at 200C for 20 mins. took the recipe from here: https://cookieandkate.com/2016/how-t…u/print/24123/
Second I made up the sweet and sour sauce and set to one side: mix the juice from a 227g tine of pineapple chunks in juice, 4 tbsp soya sauce, 1/4 cup agave syrup, 1/4 cup cider vinegar, 2 tbsp tomato ketchup, 1 & 1/2 tbsp cornflour. Recipe from here: http://www.olgasflavorfactory.com/ma…e-and-peppers/
Third I chopped lots of fresh veggies from the fridge – about 1kg – tonight we had sliced onions, sliced mushrooms, finely sliced carrots, finely sliced cabbage and garlic.
Lastly I stir fried the veg in a tablespoon of sesame oil for a few mins. Added in pineapple chunks, heated. Then added the sauce mix. Cooked the sauce for a few mins to thicken then stirred in the tofu. Heated through and served over some boiled short grain brown rice.