Friday, July 29, 2011

Sweet and Spicy Cashew Tofu

I believe cashews improve all stir fries so it's no surprise that I love this sweet and spicy cashew tofu stir fry with 1 1/2 cups cashews! My mom probably started making this recipe around 10 years ago and I'm still enjoying it - though I have now replaced the chicken with tofu.

I hope all you Canadians have a great long weekend! I'll be working on some reports to finish my training and certification. Hopefully I can finish them in time to enjoy some of the nice weather we've finally been having!

If this sounds good, you might also like:
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Salt & Pepper Tofu
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Kung Pao Noodles with Peanuts and Wok Fried Vegetables

Sweet and Spicy Cashew Tofu
Adapted from The Best of The Best and More

Serves 4-6

1/2 cup ketchup
4 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp vegan worcestershire sauce
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1/2 cup vegetable broth

The Rest
1 pkg extra firm tofu (~350 g)
1 tbsp oil
2 1/2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 small onion, chopped
2 red bell peppers, cut in strips
2 carrots, thinly sliced on diagonal
2 cups snow peas, cut in 2 inch pieces
1 1/2 cups cashews
Sprinkling of sesame seeds

Combine sauce ingredients and set aside in a bowl. Heat wok or frying pan to highest heat. Add oil. Heat to hot, not smoking. Add tofu, ginger, garlic, and onion. Stir about 1 minute. Add peppers and carrots. Stir 2-3 minutes. Add peas and sauce. Cook until sauce comes to a boil. Add cashews and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately.


Joanne said...

I love a good cashew stir fry! This sounds super tasty!

Shaheen said...

Cashew and tofu - this is a combo I haven't tried. Thanks for introducing it to me.

Xiaolu said...

Sounds like a dish both my bf and I would enjoy immensely. I'm honestly happy with most things that have tofu in them 8)