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Stir-Fried Tofu with Shiitake Mushrooms

31 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

Credit for this recipe goes to Keiko, my Japanese language teacher, who provided me with quite a few insights into her country's home cooking.

Brining : 30 min Preparation : 30 min Cooking : 15 min
440 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Very easy
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian

Ingredients

1/4 cup sunflower oil 65 mL
4 tsp sesame seed oil 20 mL
1/4 cup soy sauce, low-sodium 65 mL
2 tbsp gingerroot, grated 24 g
500 g firm regular tofu, cut into 2 cm cubes 2 1/2 cups
1/4 cup canola oil 65 mL
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 green peppers, cut into 5 cm strips 300 g
2 zucchini, cut into rounds 260 g
2 1/4 cups snow peas, cut into bite-size pieces 200 g
12 shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded, caps quartered 80 g
5 tsp sesame seeds 16 g
1 tsp honey 7 g
4 green onions/scallions, chopped
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

You will need a wok or frying pan.

Put the serving dish in the oven at the lowest setting to keep the tofu warm while the vegetables cook.

Method

  1. In a shallow dish, mix the sunflower oil, sesame seed oil, soy sauce, and grated ginger. Cut the tofu into 2 cm cubes and add them to the marinade. Mix well and chill the mixture in the refrigerator for at least ½ hour or overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to the lowest setting temperature.
  3. Prepare the vegetables: mince the garlic, cut the peppers strips (about 5 mm), the zucchini into rounds, and the snow peas into bite-size pieces. Discard the stems of the shiitake mushrooms and cut the caps into quarters.
  4. Heat half of the canola oil in a skillet or wok over high heat. Add the tofu cubes (reserve the marinade) and sauté about 5 min, with occasional stirring, until they are golden-brown. Remove them from the wok and set them aside on a plate in the oven.
  5. Add the remaining canola oil to the wok over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté 1 min, taking care not to let it burn, then add all the vegetables and sesame seeds. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook with occasional stirring until the vegetables are cooked but al dente, 6-7 min. Pour in the reserved marinade and the honey. Put the tofu back into the wok and cook a few more minutes, with stirring.
  6. Adjust the seasoning. Sprinkle with the chopped scallions and serve.

Remarks

Serve this dish with plain rice or quinoa.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (320g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

440

Fat

34 g

52 %

Saturated 3.6 g
+ Trans 0.3 g

20 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

210 mg

9 %

Carbohydrate

17 g

6 %

Fibre

3 g

13 %

Sugars

7 g

Protein

22 g

Vitamin A

23 %

Vitamin C

134 %

Calcium

23 %

Iron

29 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 3 ½ servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Fibre, Omega-3, Omega-6, Vitamin D
Good source of  :
Calcium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Copper, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 0
Vegetables 2
Meat and Alternatives 2
Fats 6
Other Foods 0

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31 Reviews (27 with rating only ) 100% would make this recipe again
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accounts@kog.ca
january 31, 2015 | I would make this recipe again

Will definitely be making this again, adding a pinch or two of hot pepper flakes as suggested (in French reviews). I'd also halve - at least - the amount of frying oil.

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citychick76
august 14, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

great but waaaaay too much oil - will be using less than 4 tbs next time

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plb1
november 07, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Loved it... even my kids tried it

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strivingveg
april 23, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Diverse flavor and texture. It was a bit oily, we wouldn't use so much next time. We are looking forward to making it again!

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accounts@kog.ca
january 31, 2015 | I would make this recipe again

Will definitely be making this again, adding a pinch or two of hot pepper flakes as suggested (in French reviews). I'd also halve - at least - the amount of frying oil.

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citychick76
august 14, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

great but waaaaay too much oil - will be using less than 4 tbs next time

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plb1
november 07, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Loved it... even my kids tried it

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