Monday, June 4, 2012

Teriyaki Tofu Stir-Fry

This is our first recipe to put up in 4 months! We feel guilty about that, so we promise more to follow. This recipe is entirely Brendan's creation. I didn't help with anything, so I asked him to email me the recipe in his own words, so I could add it to our collection. Enjoy this delicious meal! I know I did. 

To make sauce:

1/2 C. Soy Sauce
1/4 C. Sake
1/4 C. Honey
1/4 C. Orange Juice
1/4 C. Brown Sugar
1 tbsp. Ginger minced
1 tbsp. Garlic minced
Sriracha to taste (this is not a typical Teriyaki flavor, but I like it anyway)

Combine and boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally till it gets a little syrupy.

To make tofu:

1 1 lb. package of tofu
Teriyaki Sauce

Cut Tofu into 4 equal sized "steaks," press for 20-30 min
Marinade in Teriyaki overnight (this might seem excessive, but it ends up significantly less flavorful if you don't)

The next day....

Spread steaks on a non-stick baking sheet, reserve marinade.
Broil medium-hot 4-6 inches from heat until the edges just begin to blacken, turn and repeat (about 5-7 minutes per side, but keep an eye on it so the sugar doesn't burn)
Let cool and slice into bite sized pieces.

To stir fry:

1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Carrot
1/2 Head of broccoli
1 Tbsp Sesame oil
Veggie Stock/Water
Teriyaki (reserved from tofu)
Rice or rice noodles (prepared)
Broiled Tofu
Scallion (diced) and Sesame Seeds

Cut the veggies how you like them.
Heat oil in wok or huge skillet over high heat (I'm learning that stir fry really needs a scorching hot pan, very little liquid, and lots of movement).
Cook the veggies for 5 minutes (until "tender crisp"--what a lovely term) stirring constantly and splashing with a little stock or water a couple of times through out.
Pour in the Teriyaki, bring to a simmering boil.
Serve over rice/noodles, top with sliced tofu, garnish with scallion and sesame.

Teriyaki Tofu Stir-Fry 
Total Prep and Cook Time: Day 1 prep-10 minutes + Day 2 cooking-30 minutes, making this total recipe a fast 40 minutes!
Deliciousness Factor: the rare 5 out of 5 stars. Brendan says: "I love it. I just like the way the tofu turned out." And I loved it too! It is filling but also tastes healthy and fresh. And just look at those beautiful colors! 

Happy Stir-Frying! 
<3 S,B, L&Z 

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