Asian Greens Stir-Fry With Crispy Tofu

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"From our Sunday newspaper The Sunday Times. Times are estimated. NOTE full recipe title is Sichuan -Style Green Stir-Fry With Crispy Tofu."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (196.7 g)
  • Calories 217.5
  • Total Fat - 9.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 0.3 mg
  • Sodium - 501.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 26.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.4 g
  • Sugars - 5.1 g
  • Protein - 11.1 g
  • Calcium - 317.9 mg
  • Iron - 5.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Make Crispy Tofu. Place tofu on a plate lined with 2 layers of paper towel and top with 2 layers of paper towel, then a plate and stand for 5 minutes to absorb any excess liquid and then cut tofu into 2cm-cubes.

Step 2

Heat oil in a small saucepan over high heat.

Step 3

Place rice flour in a shallow bowl and add 1/3 of the tofu and toss to coat well and then deep fry tofu for 2 minutes or until crispy and a using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel to drain and repeat with remaining tofu and rice flour in 2 more batches.

Step 4

Meanwhile, combine soy sauce, shao hsing, garlic and chilli sauce, sugar and sesame oil in a small bowl and stir until sugar has dissolved.

Step 5

Heat a wok over high heat and add beans and stir-fry for 4 to 6 minutes or until lightly charred and transfer to a plate.

Step 6

Add vegetable oil to wok and swirl to coat and then add gai lan stems and stir-fry for 1 minute or until bright green and now add leaves and stir-fry for 30 second and then add sauce mixture and beans and stir-fry for 1 minute or until combined and then toss through tofu and sprinkle with chilli and serve immediately.


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