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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Enlightened Tofu

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Yields 4 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes

  • 1 block tofu* (about ½ kg or 1 pound), cut into small chunks
  • 4 fresh oyster mushrooms (soaked first if you use dried mushroom)*, cut into small chunks
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ stick vegetarian tuna**
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon tapioca starch + 1 Tablespoon spring water, mixed and set aside
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 stalks scallion, cut into short pieces
  • 3 cups vegetable broth*
  • 3 teaspoons soy sauce (can use Healthy Boy Brand)*
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon mushroom seasoning**
  • ½ teaspoon dried chili pepper
* Available in Asian markets ** Available in Asian markets, the health food stores, or from


  1. Mix all seasonings ingredients together in a bowl. Put aside.
  2. Preheat the olive oil into a non-stick frying pan and stir-fry the minced garlic, the minced ginger, and the vegetarian tuna until fragrant.
  3. Then add tofu chunks and the oyster mushrooms. Stir-fry for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the seasoning mixture, and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. Add in the tapioca starch mixture and stir-fry until the sauce thickens. Sprinkle with the scallion and the sesame oil.

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