Asian Tofu and Mushrooms

Sally K / 2017-03-10 @ 05:00 PM /

Asian Tofu and Mushrooms

This tasty dish will make tofu lovers out of just about anyone! It's easy to make, low in fat, and high in protein. I like to serve it with fried rice.

Serves 3-4.

Ingredients:

  • 12-16 oz extra firm tofu
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 oz mushrooms, coarsely sliced
  • 1/4 tsp toasted sesame seed oil
  • 1 tsp grated ginger root
  • 1 tsp grated garlic
  • 2 Tbsp vegetarian mushroom oyster sauce
  • Slice the tofu into triangular pieces of about 1/3 inch in thickness.
  • Place a clean absorbent towel on a large baking sheet. Place the tofu in a single layer on the towel.
  • Cover the tofu with a second clean towel and weight the tofu down with a large heavy pot or can.
  • Allow to stand and drain one hour. Remove from toweling and pat dry.
  • In a large, heavy pot, heat the vegetable oil and distribute it evenly. Add the tofu and allow to brown without disturbing it, for about 4 minutes. Turn and brown the other sides for another 2 minutes or so.
  • Remove tofu to a holding dish.
  • Add the sesame oil to the same skillet and stir in the mushrooms. Cook until barely tender, or about 2-3 minutes. Stir in the ginger and garlic and cook another minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add back the tofu and sprinkle with oyster sauce. Heat for a minute. Serve hot with a side of rice.
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