We love making stir fry. It is so easy and it is a great way to sneak in lots and lots of veggies!! This time we added in tofu for protein…and we like the stuff!
Josh volunteered to make the sauce, so I chopped up the veggies. This time we used snow peas, zucchini, green and yellow peppers, mushrooms, bean sprouts, and eggplant. We marinated the tofu in the sauce and then grilled it on our indoor grill pan. I think this helps the texture and it also holds together better.
We used a big wok to stir fry everything together. We served the veggies and tofu over rice. It was most delicious. Josh’s sauce was incredible…he still thinks it needs perfecting, but I thought it was perfect:) The recipe is below, sorry there are no exact measurements on the sauce. Josh never measures, but I am sure you can figure it out. It is easy, just make the sauce to your taste!!!
My sister’s family came over for dinner and everyone enjoyed the meal. Sometimes I get nervous serving tofu to a crowd, but they loved it! There is no reason to be afraid…it is good stuff!! My niece even ate it!! We had a fun night!
Lite soy sauce
Orange Zest, from one orange
Fresh Squeezed Orange juice, from one orange
Light Brown Sugar
1 Red Thai Chili
¼ teaspoon Red Thai Chili paste
Pepper to taste
Extra Firm Tofu, one package
Vegetables, we used snow peas, zucchini, yellow and green peppers, eggplant, mushrooms, and bean sprouts
In a large pan saute the garlic and onion in the olive oil. Cook until tender. Add in the soy sauce, water, honey, orange zest, and juice. Stir to combine. Add in brown sugar and stir. Next, add the jalapeno slices, thai chili, and chili paste. Simmer for about five minutes. Taste, if you need to add anything, do so now. Add salt and pepper.
Stir in corn starch that has been mixed in a little water. Stir until the sauce thickens. If you need to add more corn starch you can. Just don’ t get it too thick.
Marinade the tofu in some of the sauce, for at least 15 minutes. Grill on a grill pan on high heat.
Stir fry the vegetables in a little oil in a big wok. Add in the sauce and tofu. Stir fry until everything is cooked and tender. Make sure the sauce is coating the veggies and tofu. Serve over rice with extra sauce, if desired.
The colors are fantastic! Great mid-week meal with wonderful veggies!
Loooove stir-fry dishes!!
Looks great, I made thai curried tofu the other night!
Those kids are so cute! Love stir Fry-favorite go to dinner!
Yummy looking stir fry! I love stir fries too, so simple yet delicious! And you can just throw in whatever you have in the fridge!
This stir fry looks delicious!
love stir-fries, especially with so many great healthy ingredients!
I love snow peas– looks delicious!
Wow, can’t believe you got the kids to eat tofu! Even I will only eat it if it’s been fried up to have a bit of texture.
I love tofu…I tried serving it for dinner last week, Ben took one look and told me he would not be eating my dinner that night 🙁 He isnt very daring with some ingredients!!
Sara- Thai curried tofu sounds great!! I will have to try that next!
Culinarywannabe- I was surprised Aubrey ate the tofu. I think she thought it was chicken:)
I love tofu and I love stir fry. Your pictures have convinced me that I need to make this recipe tonight. It looks absolutely delicious!
This is perfect for us, we don’t really make anything with meat either!
Looks healthy and tasty. Another great recipe.
Thanks for this! I have been eating lots of tofu lately and now I have another way to enjoy it!
Amy- Let me know if you try this one!
Meg- I am glad you enjoy tofu. We sure do!
This looks so good. I wasn’t always sure about tofu, but I’ve learned to like it and now I welcome it…especially in my egg drop soup. Your pictures make me wish I had this dish right now! 🙂
That looks so delicious and healthy! Tofu usually intimidates me, so I’m glad to have some tips on how to prepare it!
Yum, tofu veggie stir fry is one of my favorite dishes ever! Yours looks delicious, I especially love the mushrooms, mmm! And how nice to have the kids enjoying the tofu as well, adorable 🙂
They're cuties & what big eyes!
María I love the pictures and all look wonderful but I love the childs!! so cute,xGloria
Mmmm, I love a good stir-fry! I cook it just like Josh, a little this, a little that – ’til it tastes great.
Wonderful way to get some nutrition into the kids.
wow… healthy and tasty… how cute are those kids eating their veggies… 🙂
Well, there’s a Thai red chili in it! I’m officially in love! Plus, I do love the feeling of eating veggies deliciously 🙂
Stir-frys are some of my favorite fooods, well all foods are, unfortunately. But this looks FANTASTIC! Colors are gorgeous!
That’s great that your whole family enjoyed it! I’ve been wanting to cook with more tofu lately, but was kind of scared to do so…I’m keeping this recipe on tab, I’ll need to use it soon :). Love all those veggies too!
Sounds and looks fabulous. I love tofu and stir fry. Yum!
I loooove stir fry! Totally adorable kids, btw! 😀
Love stir fry and the sauce sounds yum 🙂
That’s one fabulous looking stir-fry, and the sauce sounds spectacular.
This looks fanfabulous! And those are some cute blue eyes!!! What a darling. The food and photos stunning!
I’m so happy you posted this. Ben’s been wanting to try tofu and this looks like a perfect way to tiptoe into it!
looks fantastic 🙂 and your niece is too cute with those flowers!!
Never had tofu but I would like to try sometime.
oh, the cuteness. 🙂
why do people think they don’t like tofu? if you prepare it correctly, it’s absolutely wonderful–great dish!
Oh I just love the pic of the little girl with he tongue sticking out. Too cute.
Thanks for comment on my blog, Healthy Snacks. Hope you'll visit other posts esp. ONE-DISH WOK MEALS and Wok Up your Own Creations! I am so pleased you like wok stir frys and like TOFU. I think you and Josh will enjoy my NO-recipe, NO-measuring technique to wok cooking as he already doesn't measure.
I was looking for something a bit different for a stir fry. The sauce looks good so I’ll try it. I stopped making stir fries for a while but they’re so quick and easy for the whole family that I’m getting back into them.