Rating: 3.36 stars
121 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 24
  • 1 star values: 11

This vegetarian stir-fry is delicious over brown rice or Asian noodles.

Everyday Food, November 2004

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Arrange tofu in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with several layers of paper towels. Top with more paper towels and another baking sheet; weight with canned goods. Let tofu drain, about 20 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, cook broccoli (stalks and florets) in a large pot of boiling salted water until bright green, 2 minutes. Drain; set aside.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tofu; cook until golden brown, turning gently halfway through, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to paper towels.

  • Meanwhile, make sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, red-pepper flakes, garlic, cornstarch, and 3/4 cup water; set aside.

  • Add broccoli to skillet; cook over high heat, stirring often, until crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk reserved sauce to combine; pour into pan. Return tofu to pan; stir to coat, about 1 minute more. Servetopped with cashews.

Cook's Notes

To toast the cashews, spread them on a baking sheet and cook in a 350-degree oven for about 10 minutes. If you like a sweet-and-sour flavor, add 1 tablespoon of sugar to the sauce in step 4.

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Reviews (11)

121 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 24
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: Unrated
07/10/2014
Several brands of gluten-free soy sauce are available on grocery store shelves. San-J and Kikkoman both offer wheat-free or Tamari-style soy sauce.
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06/05/2014
i'm pretty sure soy sauce is made with wheat.
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03/29/2013
I find the sauce to have too much vinegar for my taste. I will try substituting rice wine (mirin) next time. I do like the method of drying and pan-frying the tofu, so I will try it again, with adjustment.
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02/05/2011
My mom made this for me and it was AMAZING. Great recipe!
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08/20/2010
Why would you cook the tofu for 15 minutes when it only takes 1-2 minutes per side to brown? Isn't this a misprint? With this adjustment a delicious dish.
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08/12/2010
don't think i like tofu. will sub chicken
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04/23/2010
i added two extra garlic cloves (as i do with most recipes.. up the garlic count) - and a little extra red pepper flakes to the sauce. this was delicious, and i will definitely make again. my husband agrees.
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03/09/2009
This didn't turn out very well. The sauce needed some sweetness.
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12/21/2008
I loved this. The flavor was amazing... So even if you haven't mastered the art of cooking tofu, the broccoli with that sauce itself is worth it.
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05/20/2008
try a little less venegar and add some oyster sauce
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01/06/2008
it was EH. the tofu and broccoli cooked very well, and it absorbed the sauce well too. But i didnt really like the sauce very much. It tasted slightly off.