This submit initially appeared as a visitor submit on Higher Properties & Gardens! I’m a fairly large fan. So I used to be tremendous excited after they invited me to take one in all their in style recipes and make it meatless for my readers.
Lots of people suppose that vegetarian cooking is intimidating or troublesome, however I promise you it doesn’t need to be. And you’ll take nearly any recipe and make it meatless. Sure, actually, you’ll be able to!
Is there something extra satisfying than taking a meaty recipe and making it vegetarian? Okay, sure, there are most likely quite a lot of issues extra satisfying than that. (Successful the lottery? Undoubtedly extra satisfying.) However I nonetheless love that feeling of victory I get once I take one thing I can’t eat and make it into one thing tasty and meatless.
I needed to problem myself, so I select their Mango-Chili Chicken Stir-Fry recipe. I desire to not use processed meat substitutes in my cooking, so I made a decision to switch the hen with a bundle of extra-firm tofu.
Wait! Don’t click on away! Don’t give me the side-eye.
While you put together tofu the fitting method, it’s scrumptious. So I’m going to indicate you one of the best ways to make it.
Making Tofu that Tastes Good
Tofu is packaged in water, so to ensure that it to soak up the flavors of the dish you’re making ready, it is advisable to press that nasty tofu water out. If you happen to simply take the tofu out of the bundle, cube it up, and throw it in a stir fry, you’ll not like tofu. It wants urgent!
The right way to Press Tofu
I’ve a tofu press for this goal, and it makes the job a LOT simpler. However that is how one can press your tofu with out one:
- Put 2-Three layers of paper towels on a slicing board.
- Put your tofu on prime of that, then one other layer of paper towels and one other slicing board.
- Weigh all the pieces down with bottles and cans and let the tofu sit like this for 30 minutes. Belief me, it’s price it!
Making Mango Chili Tofu Stir Fry
After urgent the tofu, I reduce it into 16 triangles. There’s no actual motive for triangles, however they appear good, proper?).
Subsequent, I heated 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil in a big skillet over medium-high warmth, and cooked the tofu for about 3-5 minutes on either side, till it was browned and crispy. (Oh, and you need to use any sort of cooking oil you want–no must exit and purchase grapeseed oil when you don’t have it readily available.)
Take away the tofu from the skillet and set it on a couple of layers of paper towels to soak up a number of the extra oil, then stir fry the peppers, add the tofu again in, and stir within the fiery mango sauce.
The one different slight change I made to the unique Mango-Chili Hen Stir-Fry recipe is that as a substitute of utilizing dried chile peppers, I tossed in a pinch or two of crimson pepper flakes and I added some black sesame seeds on the finish.
Oh, and I diced the mango as a substitute of slicing it as a result of I nonetheless haven’t found out easy methods to slice a mango with out probably dropping a thumb.
I served this with brown rice and it was completely scrumptious–we cherished the sweet-and-spicy mango sauce with the crispy, chewy tofu. If you happen to’re searching for a simple Meatless Monday dinner, that is it!
Servings: 4 servings
- ⅓ cup bottled mango chutney
- 2 teaspoons Asian chili garlic sauce
- 1 teaspoon minced recent ginger
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 teaspoons cooking oil
- 1/8 tsp crimson pepper flakes add extra for added spice
- 16 oz agency tofu pressed to take away further moisture
- 1 crimson bell pepper reduce into 1- to 2-inch strips
- 1 mango seeded, peeled, and diced
- 2 tbsp grapeseed oil or different cooking oil
- 2 cups cooked brown rice for serving
- black sesame seeds for garnish
For sauce, in a small bowl, mix chutney, chili garlic sauce, ginger, and garlic. Put aside.
For Stir Fry
Minimize tofu into 16 triangular items. (Make sure tofu is pressed earlier than beginning to prepare dinner, to take away extra moisture.)
In a big wok or giant nonstick skillet, warmth the oil over medium-high warmth.
Add crimson pepper flakes. Cook dinner and stir for 10 seconds.
Add tofu, and prepare dinner for 3-5 minutes on either side, till browned. Take away from pan and put aside on paper towels to empty extra oil.
Add the bell peppers to the pan. Cook dinner and stir for 3-Four minutes, till simply tender.
Add the tofu again into the pan. Add sauce, stirring to coat all, and warmth by way of.
Serve over rice and prime with diced mango and a sprinkling of black sesame seeds.
Energy: 409kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 13gFats: 15gSaturated Fats: 2gTrans Fats: 1gSodium: 140mgPotassium: 258mgFiber: 5gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 1510IUVitamin C: 60mgCalcium: 168mgIron: 2mg
This submit was initially revealed in 2013. It has since been up to date.