"Recipes are meant to be shared"...Ann Thibeault

Monday, May 09, 2011

Asian Style Dinner

I like tofu, but it isn't something that I very prepare often.    
Tastespotting posted a picture of a Stir fried tofu that caught my eye. 
I debated serving it as a stand a lone main course, but decided I needed a second dish.  
I went looking for something else and found a simple recipe for 
Bean Sprouts with chives and prawns.   
Any excuse to have Spot Prawns again.

The first recipe - Tofu Stir Fry - comes from a Blogger out of Toronto.   
The recipe I'm posting shows the adjustments I made  to suit my tastes, but you can find the original recipe on 

The second recipe - Bean Sprouts with Chives and Prawns comes via My Household Capers, a blog out of Australia.

Stir fried Tofu

Adapted from Torview (http://torviewtoronto.blogspot.com/)

4 tablespoons peanut oil
1 container of tofu medium firm, drained
4 or 5 green onions
2 garlic cloves
Black pepper, fresh, coarsely ground
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 tablespoons chicken broth
Salt or soy sauce

Cut tofu into 1 inch cubes. Heat oil in wok.  Dust tofu cubes  with cornstarch and fry   until
golden brown.  (Fry in batches).

Remove tofu from pan.  Add garlic, cook for 30 seconds.  Add green onions, oyster sauce and chicken broth.  Add the tofu back into wok, toss to coat with sauce.  Add black pepper and season with salt or soy sauce.. 

Bean Sprouts with Chives and Prawns

Adapted from:
My Household Capers (http://myhouseholdcapers.blogspot.com/)

3 tablespoons peanut oil
1 pound bean sprouts
2 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 inch piece of ginger sliced thin and julienne
1 medium size white onion, sliced
1 hot red chili pepper thinly sliced
Light soy sauce (optional)
Sesame oil

Heat peanut oil.  Saute onions. Cook for a minute or two. Add garlic, ginger and prawns.   Cook until Prawns are almost cooked.  Add sliced chilies.  Add the bean sprouts to the pan and toss well to heat through.  Add the chives,  soy sauce and sesame oil.  Do not over cook.  Bean Sprouts should stay crisp.


  1. I love asian dishes..I still can't do Tofu:( I have tried..I drink soy milk..:) I know it's bot at all the same..The thing is you make everything look so good to eat..I may just try this one day:)

  2. My mom often served tofu since my dad had always been a vegetarain. Considering he is in his 80's that is quite a feat!

  3. Should at least try the tofu, will do your recipe for sure! It's just hard to change when you get older and set in your ways!

  4. I saw that same recipe and copied it as well! I don't think I've ever made an entree with tofu, but I'm thinking I could do this one, though I'd have to make the shrimp for the rest of the family!

  5. I just saw this posted on Pinterest, wow this looks great! (for me, they won't eat it lol)

  6. this is a delicious tofu stir fried nice to see you have tried


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