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STICKY SUGAR-FREE TOFU STIR-FRY

May 9, 2019

Rich, nutty, soy glazed tofu with crunchy vegetables and peanuts. This is a healthy spin on a stir-fry take out without anything nasty and no added sugar.

STICKY SUGAR-FREE TOFU STIR-FRY

  • Nutritional Breakdown: per portion (whole recipe)

    (g)

  • Calories: 518.5 (1037)
  • Carbs: 15.5 (31)
  • Fat: 35.5 (71)
  • Protein: 28 (56)
  • Sodium: 1.035 (2.07)
  • Sugar: 7 (14)
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    Cooking time: 20 minutes
    Serves 2

INGREDIENTS

  • Sauce
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste
  • 2 teaspoons ginger paste
  • 1 sachet Nuvia Sweetener

  • Stir-fry
  • 1 pack firm tofu
  • 2 bunches of Chinese broccoli/tenderstem broccoli
  • 2 capsicums
  • 4 spring onions
  • 1 handful toasted peanuts

METHOD

  • 1. Melt the coconut oil in a bowl and mix with all the other ingredients for the sauce.
  • 2. Slice the tofu into rectangular chunks and marinade in half of the sauce. Set aside the other half for frying the vegetables.
  • 3. Slice the broccoli into 3 pieces on an angle, separating the stalks and the heads.
  • 4. Slice the capsicums into strips, discarding the center and the white pith.
  • 5. Slice the onion into thin strips and set aside.
  • 6. Heat a large wok and fry the broccoli stalks over a high heat for 4 – 5 minutes in a bit of the extra sauce until crunchy and slightly browned. Set aside in a bowl.
  • 7. Add the peppers to the same wok and fry over a high heat for 4 – 5 minutes in a bit of the extra sauce until crunchy and slightly browned. Set aside in a bowl.
  • 8. Finally repeat the same process with the broccoli heads for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • 9. Place the tofu into the same wok and fry on each side for a few minutes until caramelized and browned. For a final minute add any remaining sauce until slightly reduced.
  • 10. Mix everything together and serve with the peanuts and spring onions on top.
 

TIPS AND TWEAKS

You could add brown rice and a fried egg or noodles to this dish dressed in a little extra sesame oil and squeeze of lime.

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