Thursday, April 07, 2016

Vegetable Stir Fry

1 lb. firm tofu
3 teaspoons McKay's Chicken-like seasoning
1 medium onion, quartered and sliced thin
3 stalks celery, sliced thin at an angle
2 medium carrots, sliced thin at an angle
1 medium green or red pepper, sliced in thin strips
2 cups broccoli florets
3 - 4 green onions, chopped
1/3 cup lightly toasted cashews or slivered almonds
1 Tablespoon grated fresh ginger root


1/4 cup soy sauce or Tamari
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
2 1/2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 cup water

Drain tofu, rinse and squeeze out excess water. Cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Place tofu in large non-stick skillet, add chicken seasoning and mix to coat. Saute until tofu is browned, adding oil as necessary. Remove pan from heat and set aside.

To make sauce, dissolve cornstarch in soy sauce in a small bowl. Add rest of ingredients and stir to mix.

Have all vegetables chopped and ready before proceeding with cooking.

heat a small amount of oil over medium-high heat in large wok, skillet or saucepan. Add vegetables in following order, sauteing briefly (1 - 2 minutes) between each addition:  1) onions, 2) celery and carrots, 3) green or red peppers, 4) broccoli. When broccoli has turned bright green and is still crunchy, add tofu and stir fry sauce.  Cook, stirring constantly until sauce thickens and vegetables are crisp tender. Add cashews or almonds, ginger and green onions. Serve over cooked rice, couscous or Oriental noodles.

Variation: Substitute a frozen Oriental vegetable mix for fresh vegetables. Add water chestnuts, fresh or canned bean sprouts, or very vegetables as desired.

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