Tofu and Snow Pea Stir-Fry
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Tofu is a great heart-healthy source of protein. Be sure to use the firm or extra-firm variety in this recipe; soft or silken tofu would fall apart too easily here.
hoisin sauce¼ cup(s)
sherry (dry or sweet)2 Tbsp, wine
mirin1 fl oz, rice wine
rice vinegar1 Tbsp
lite firm tofu8 oz, pressed and cut crosswise into 4 slices
dark sesame oil2 tsp
garlic clove(s)2 clove(s), medium, minced
ginger root2 tsp, fresh, peeled and grated
snow peas¼ pound(s), fresh, trimmed
uncooked scallion(s)4 medium, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- Combine the hoisin sauce, sherry, mirin, vinegar, and honey in a shallow dish. Add the tofu slices, turning to coat; let stand 30 minutes turning occasionally.
- Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Lift the tofu from the marinade (reserve the marinade) and add the tofu to the skillet. Cook until golden, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the tofu to 2 serving plates; keep warm.
- Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in the same skillet. Add the garlic and ginger; stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the snow peas and stir-fry, about 1 minute. Add the scallions and stir-fry 1 minute longer. Add the reserved marinade and cook until hot, about 30 seconds. Pour the vegetables and sauce evenly over the tofu and serve at once. Yields 2 slices tofu, 3/4 cup vegetables and sauce per serving.