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Crispy Tofu with Lemon Grass and Snow Peas

November 13, 2018
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Crispy Tofu with Lemongrass

  • 1 (12 to 16 ounce) block firm tofu, drained and cut into 1 inch
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Add the cornstarch and salt into a zip lock bag. Add the tofu and shake the bag until well coated.

  • 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil

Heat a non-stick frying pan. Saute the tofu till all sides are golden brown, about a minute or two on each side. Place the tofu on to a lined plate.

  • 4 stalks fresh lemon grass, tender part only, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into 1 inch pieces

Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoons chili paste
  • 2 tablespoons palm sugar (or 1 tablespoon honey)
  • Juice of one navel orange
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch

Mix the tamari, fish sauce, chili paste, palm sugar, orange juice and corn starch in a small bowl. Keep aside.

  • 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • 2 cups snow peas
  • Juice of a lemon

Heat a wok like saucepan and add the oil. Add the lemon grass and garlic. Saute on high heat for a minute. Add the onion and sauté for another minute.
Add the snow peas and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the sauce and bring to a boil. Add the tofu and mix well – gently, making sure not to break the tofu.
Sprinkle the lemon juice and serve.

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4 Comments
Pragna Raval
February 21, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Hi I have a question if i donot want to use the fish sauce is there anothe substitite???

February 21, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Hi Pragna,
You don’t have to use fish sauce. Just leave it out. You may need to use a bit more tamari but other than that you should be fine. Enjoy!

Pragna Raval
February 21, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Thank you! Love your recipes…bty the way where is the nearest chinese store im in Summit not sure if chatham shoprite would have tamari?

February 21, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Thanks! I think you should be able to get Tamari from any grocery store. It is usually kept right next to soy sauce. In case you don’t find it, use soy sauce instead.

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