|Recipe Title: Vegetables with Tofu|
Contributed by: TwinLakesChef
Note from the Diva
|Make ahead tip: Soak mushrooms and bean threads; drain, |
cover and chill up to 4 hours. Prepare carrots, cauliflower
and onions; cover and chill up to 4 hours. Prepare as directed below
List of Ingredients
|4 dried shiitake mushrooms |
2 ounces bean threads (cellophane noodles)
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1-1/2 cups small cauliflower flowerets
2 medium carrots, thinly sliced (1 cup)
1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
4 ounces fresh medium mushrooms, quartered (1-1/2 cups)
1 9-ounce package frozen French-style green beans, thawed
1 8-ounce can bamboo shoots, drained
8 ounces firm tofu (bean curd), well-drained and cut into
Carrot roses (optional)
Cilantro or parsley sprigs (optional)
|In a small bowl cover shiitake mushrooms with warm water. Let soak for 30 minutes. Rinse and squeeze to drain thoroughly.|
Cut mushroom caps into thin slices. Discard stems. Set aside.
Soak bean threads in enough warm water to cover for 30 minutes.
Drain well. Cut into 3-inch lengths. Set aside.
For sauce, in a small bowl stir together 3 tablespoons water,
soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil. Set aside.
Pour cooking oil into a wok or 12-inch skillet. (Add more cooking
oil as necessary during cooking.) Preheat over medium-high heat.
Stir-fry cauliflower in hot oil for 2 minutes. Add carrots and onion;
stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add fresh mushrooms; stir-fry for 1 minute.
Add thawed green beans, bamboo shoots, shiitake mushrooms, and bean threads; stir-fry about 2 minutes more or until
vegetables are crisp-tender.
Stir sauce. Add sauce to the hot wok. Add tofu. Gently
stir all ingredients together to coat with sauce. Cover
and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more or until heated through.
Serve immediately. Garnish with carrot roses and cilantro
or parsley sprigs, if desired. Makes 4 servings.
Special Equipment Needed: Wok
General Cooking/Prep Method
Extra Features of Recipe
Nutritional Analysis: Per serving: 260 calories, 10 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 812 mg sodium, 34 gcarbohydrate, 13 g protein.