Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mirepoix Tofu Stir Fry

I know what you’re thinking… A French stir fry?! Nope! But the word mirepoix (pronounced: meer-pwa) is a French name for the combination of vegetables: carrot, celery and onion. I always have carrots, celery and onions on hand in my pantry, but sometimes I don’t end up using them before they start getting tired. That was the case this fine evening and so another tofu stir fry was in order, featuring a mirepoix.

What You Need:

1 block extra firm tofu, cut into 1” cubes
1 package snow peas, cut into bite sized peices
½ large sweet onion, sliced
¾ yellow bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2” pieces
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 stalks celery, sliced
1 – 8 oz package mushrooms, roughly chopped
6 - 10 cloves garlic, minced
1 ½ Tbs minced ginger
3 green onions, thinly sliced

The sauce:
Hot sauce to taste (sriracha)
2 Tbs oyster sauce
Soy sauce to taste
2 Tbs sesame oil

1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil

What To Do:

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once oil is hot add tofu and cook until well browned, about 8-10 minutes.

Add celery, carrots and onion and cook for 4 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften.

Next, add yellow pepper, snow peas, garlic and ginger. Cook for 4 minutes or until vegetables are cooked, but still have some crunch.

Turn heat down to medium low and add hot sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil.

Serve with green onion and additional hot sauce.

Serves 4-6

Bon Appétit!


Julie said...

i don't think would serve 2. i'm pretty sure this is a one person julie serving size dish.

sounds fab girl :) oyster sauce? seems fiiiishyyy

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

I suppose it's a little fishy, but it makes the stir fry taste SO good ;D One tip though... don't hold your face over the pan when you add it... Not good. But once it's mixed in, it give the stir fry a really authentic taste. It reminds me of beef brocoli at my fav chinese spot!

Estela @ Weekly Bite said...

This looks delicious! I can't wait to try this recipe!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

Thanks Estela! If do end up trying it, do let me know what you think :)

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

Looks delicious! I have been meaning to pick up tofu recently!

Unknown said...

mmm this looks delicious!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Lex: Thank you !