Easy tofu and asparagus stir fry
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Easy tofu and asparagus stir fry

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 3 to 4
Author Connie Veneracion

Ingredients

  • 300 grams firm tofu
  • 250 grams baby asparagus
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce (for strict vegetarians, there are vegetarian oyster sauces)
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • freshly ground pepper
  • drizzle of sesame seed oil
  • 2 cups cooking oil for deep frying

Instructions

  • Heat the cooking oil in a wok or frying pan.
  • Cut the tofu into two-inch squares (smaller, if you like). Cut the asparagus into thirds. Crush, peel and finely mince the garlic. Peel, halve and finely slice the onion.
  • When the oil is hot, deep fry the tofu cubes (see tips on frying tofu) until golden brown about five minutes. Scoop out of the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • Pour off the oil until only about a tablespoonful remains. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds. Add the asparagus and stir fry for another 30 seconds. Add the cooked tofu, pour in the hoisin and oyster sauces, season with pepper (and some salt, if you like), and toss just until the sauces are evenly distributed. Drizzle with sesame seed oil, toss a few times and serve at once.