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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Stir-fry Tofu & Wheat Gluten Sausage

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Yields 4 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes


  • 1 wheat gluten sausage**, cut into 6 long strips, then into 2-inch sections
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 block (½ kg or 1 pound) tofu*, cut into ½-inch chunks
  • 3 or 4 scallion stalks (may replace with leek) with the green part cut into 5-cm (2-inch) long pieces and the white part finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon tapioca starch* + 2 teaspoons spring water, mixed together well


  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce (can use Healthy Boy brand)*
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon mushroom seasoning**
  • Pinch of black pepper and cilantro

* Available in Asian markets ** Available in Asian markets, the health food stores, or from


  1. Marinate the wheat gluten sausage with a pinch of sugar and soy sauce.
  2. Add the canola oil into a pan. When the oil is hot, add in the wheat gluten sausage and fry until golden. Transfer to a plate.
  3. With that same pan, stir-fry scallions and tofu together.
  4. Then add in the seasoning ingredients and wheat gluten sausage. Continue to stir.
  5. Add the tapioca starch mixture into the pan to thicken the seasoning mixture.

Decoration: * This dish can be served with hot rice, cucumbers, and tomatoes.

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