Monday, November 9, 2015

Mongolian Tofu



Happy Meatless Monday! I've been craving Chinese take out so I had to make something yummy to stop me from actually ordering oily, fatty take out. I usually have all the ingredients for the sauce, all I had to buy was some tofu and broccoli, This dish was thrown together in a snap and it doesn't need a ton of babysitting.

Ingredients:
  • Broccoli chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tsp of minced garlic
  • 1/2 Tbs of vegetable oil
  • cooking spray

Tofu Ingredients:
  • 1 block of extra firm tofu drained and cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp corn starch

Hoisin Sauce Ingredients:
  • 4 Tbs soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs peanut butter
  • 1 Tbs molasses (you can substitute honey if you don't have molasses)
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp of sriracha
  • pinch of black pepper

How to Put It Together:
  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Drain tofu block, press against paper towels to remove additional moisture, and cut into one inch cubes
  3. Mix egg, corn starch, and 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil in a bowl.
  4. Line a cookie tray with aluminum foil and spray the top with cooking spray.
  5.  Coat tofu in egg mixture and place onto the tray and stick in the oven. 
  6. Bake tofu for 12 minutes on one side, flip your cubes, and bake for another 12 minutes on the other side.
  7. Mix together Hoisin sauce ingredients in a medium bowl. 
  8. Place the vegetable oil onto a pan and heat. Add minced garlic and broccoli and cook until tender- about 8 minutes. Then add the Mongolian sauce. 
  9. Turn heat down to simmer until tofu is done.
  10. Add tofu to mixture and serve.
  11. Enjoy!