Recipe by Melissa
"I love the braised tofu served at Chinese restaurants, but at home I like to make it healthier (without the deep frying). In my version, I use a lot of vegetables to make it more filling for a lot less calories. This dish is good both over rice or stand alone."
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1 (14 ounce) package
sesame oil, divided
1 (8 ounce) can
water chestnuts, drained
fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
1 1/2 cups
snow peas, trimmed
oyster flavored sauce
My family and I loved it! The flavors in this dish are scrumptious. My teenaged daughter helped to make dinner. Because the directions were well written, she was able to do a great job in making this dish! To make it was very easy and fast!
I made it as a main dish to Asian Coconut Rice ( http://sidedish.allrecipes.com/AZ/sinCcntRic.asp ) The two flavors go extremely well together. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Couldn't wait to try this dish, it sounded just delicious, but after making it, I found that it was a bit too bland for my liking (and I even added extra oyster sauce - double). I kept it, however, and the next day it tasted much, much better. I think I might make this again, but I would definitely add more vegetables and add more sauce or wait a couple of hours before eating it. But overall, not bad.
It's great! I used a bit of onion and a lot of brocolli instead of the veggies recommended -and everything still worked out brilliantly.
note: use a nonstick pan. first attempt to braise tofu in an non- non-stick was less successful.
Wow! This was absolutely delicious!!! Very authentic tasting to an asian gal. Close to mom's cooking at home!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!
I used this recipe as a starting point for my stir fry of the night. I liked braising it as suggested though I used a nonstick pan and very little oil. For my veggies, all I had were mushrooms and carrots. I also sauteed garlic with them. For the sauce, I didn't use as much water, added a little soy sauce, and added crushed red pepper flakes that soaked while I did other things. When I added the sauce, I also added a handful of cooked rice noodles and heated everything up together. Turned out great but hardly I followed the recipe!
I've made so many mistakes cooking tofu in the past. It's usually just ended up a bland ugly mess. For this recipe, I marinated cubed extra-firm tofu overnight in a mixture of hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, Thai chili and garlic paste, sesame oil, and minced garlic. I then pretty much followed the recipe, although I ended up adding a bit more oyster sauce to the mix. I served it over angel hair pasta, with a sprinkle of sliced green onions. Good stuff. Thanks, Melissa!
Not too bad. I fried tofu a bit longer for some extra texture. I added bok choy instead of mushrooms, and the bok choy was my favorite part! :o) I didn't think it tasted very good when I ate it for lunch, but it tasted much better for dinner. I think it needed some time to marinate or something? I had it two days in a row (I'm the only one who will eat vegetarian in the house) so it had to have been pretty good. :o)
I like the sauce in this. I do think it is better when previously frozen tofu is used. Gives it that chewy texture. I'll make this again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 70
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