Tofu & Veggie Noodle Stir Fry

This tasty, quick and easy recipe combines pressed tofu, vegetables and noodles in a simple stir fry sauce. Feel free to swap out any of the vegetables for different ones, or the tofu for mock meat, if preferred

Yield; Two servings Cook time; 15 minutes

You’ll need;

  1. A teaspoon of oil
  2. Two cloves of garlic, minced
  3. A small piece of peeled ginger (about half the size of your thumb) minced
  4. Four spring onions, sliced (we’ll be cooking with the bottom two thirds of each one, reserving the top third to use as a garnish)
  5. One pepper, deseeded and sliced
  6. Half a 400g block of tofu, pressed then diced
  7. Four large chestnut mushrooms, thinly sliced
  8. Two packs of straight to wok noodles
  9. One tablespoon of each of the following; soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, water
  10. One teaspoon of each of the following; Chinese five spice, lime juice, hot sauce (I used sriracha)

Method;

  • Start by heating the teaspoon of oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Once it’s warmed up, add in the garlic and ginger. Allow them to cook for a couple of minutes, then add in the spring onion, pepper and tofu. Give them another five minutes to cook, stirring often
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  • Next, add in the mushroom and mix that through, give it another five minutes to cook
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  • Now add in the noodles. I always pop them into a bowl then cover them with boiled water first, as this make them easier to separate without breaking them. Then all you need to do is gently separate them with chopsticks, drain the water away, then they’re ready to go
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  • Finally mix together everything listed in the last two points of the ingredients list. Once everything is fully combined it’s ready to pour over the noodles, veggies and tofu
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Once the sauce evenly coats everything, then it’s ready to top with the remaining spring onion and then serve

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If you want a really easy to use tofu press, then I can definitely recommend this one by Tofuture you can also buy it fromΒ Amazon. They kindly sent me a tofu press for free (AD/PR Product) and I’ve used it quite a few times now

It’s so much easier to use than the messy method of using tea towels and weights to press down on the tofu. This way you just pour away the water that’s been pressed out and your tofu is ready to use

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I usually buy Cauldron tofu that’s available in most supermarkets. By the time it’s been pressed it’s roughly half the size it was before

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I much prefer the texture of pressed tofu in stir fries. It’s also great to press tofu before you marinate it, so it can absorb lots of flavour

Tofuture kindly sent me this tofu press for free, but I am under no obligation to make a blog post about it, and my opinions are my own. The links listed are links to the product and not affiliate links

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