Stir-frying is one of the quickest and easiestmethods of cooking. With one pan, a little oil, andconstant stirring, you can make a healthful meal.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Halve tofu block lengthwise; slice each half into 8 rectangles. Arrange on a paper towel-lined baking sheet; top with more paper towels and another baking sheet. Weight with canned goods or a skillet. Refrigerate overnight or at least 20 minutes.

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  • Transfer tofu to a shallow dish. In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil with 1 tablespoon water; pour over tofu. Marinate 5 minutes (reserve marinade).

  • Heat canola oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat. Cook tofu until golden, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Set tofu aside.

  • Stirring constantly, cook onions in skillet over high heat until browned, 5 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook 2 minutes. Add red pepper and bok choy stems; cook 3 minutes. Add peas and ginger; cook 1 minute. Add marinade, cornstarch mixture, bok choy greens, and tofu. Cook until heated through. Season with soy sauce as desired. Serve with limes.

Cook's Notes

The vegetables and marinade can be prepared ahead. You can use 1 pound peeled, deveined shrimp instead of tofu; the cooking times are the same.

Reviews (9)

204 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 75
  • 2 star values: 40
  • 1 star values: 19
Rating: Unrated
07/10/2012
Excellent, affordable vegetarian asian dish--follow directions, turns out crisp, and perfectly coated with soy-sesame marinade, I added waterchestnuts and shelled edamame, wow, all I can say is I'm eating in a little more with this dish!
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08/19/2010
Brilliant! The best tofu stir fry ever! And so-o-o easy.
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01/26/2010
Delicious! I just made this for the hubby and I last night. One suggestion; the tofu tastes better if you marinate it for more than 5 minutes (left mine in for 20min... Although the next time I make this dish it will probably be more like 1 hour).
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01/26/2010
This recipe was good and easy. I had to make some substitutions for what I had on hand but still great. I used medium firm tofu (just handle with care), napa cabbage, onions, and frozen broccoli. I served this with udon noodles...YUM!
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01/01/2010
A great vegan recipe! Thank you Martha!!!
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01/29/2009
This was fantastic!!! My kids have tried tofu before and have never been hip on it. I made this and they LOVED it. The sauce is flavorful and the vegetables came out perfect. Thank you! I will make this many times more!
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12/21/2008
Yes! I also appreciate vegetarian recipes. Please keep them coming!
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12/20/2008
Wonderful to have a vegetarian recipe! Thankyou
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12/20/2008
Yeah - a vegetarian recipe! Instead of cornstarch for thickener, I'd use kuzu (made from seaweed).