Tofu Stir Fry

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 pack extra firm smoked or plain tofu (chopped into cubes)
  • 120 g whole wheat noodles (weight is the dried weight)
  • 70 g baby corn (halved)
  • 70 g sugar snap peas 
  • 70 g tenderstem broccoli
  • 1 carrot (sliced into matchsticks)
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

Marinade

  • 1 clove garlic (finely chopped or grated)
  • 1 tsp ginger paste (or freshly grated ginger)
  • 1/2 tsp crushed dried chillies
  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp light soy
  • 1 tbsp honey (or vegan alternative)
  • 3 tbsp water

Garnish

  • 2 spring onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 red chilli (thinly sliced)
  • 1-2 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Check the instructions on the tofu packet before starting, some brands may require you to press the tofu before you start. We used no press tofu.
  • Place the tofu cubes, in one layer, into a bowl or container.
  • In a small bowl, add all the marinade ingredients and whisk together. Pour the marinade over the tofu, cover and pop into the fridge for 30-45 minutes, turning the tofu in between.
  • Whilst the tofu is marinating, if using dried noodles, cook as per the pack instructions and set aside. Prepare the vegetables, and garnish ready to go.
  • Once the tofu is ready, drain the marinade into a separate bowl and set aside.
  • Add the cornflour to a shallow bowl and evenly coat all the tofu pieces in the cornflour.
  • Heat the sesame oil in a wok on a high heat. Add the coated tofu pieces into the wok and fry the tofu until all sides are crispy and golden brown. This should take around 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the vegetables to the wok and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the remainder of the cornflour into the marinade and whisk together. Add this to the wok and cook everything for a further 2 minutes.
  • Add the cooked noodles to the wok, toss everything together (easiest using 2 wooden spoons), until warmed through.
  • Serve up the stir fry and garnish with the spring onion, chilli slices and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Enjoy!
  • Don’t fancy noodles? Switch up for some wholegrain rice.
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