Friday, February 24, 2012

Asparagus and Tofu Stir Fry

My hubby occasionally makes up recipes, and some of them turn out quite well.  Here's one we had this week :-)  We're not vegetarians, but we try to eat meatless dishes several times a week, as many of the health benefits of vegetarianism can be gained by simply eating less meat rather than cutting it out altogether.

Asparagus and Tofu Stir Fry


4 tbsp. Sesame oil - divided
1 lb. Extra firm tofu - sliced 2" long and pencil thickness
1 bunch Asparagus - trimmed and sliced 1" long
6 cloves Garlic - minced
1 bunch Green onions - chopped
6  cups Fresh spinach - coarsely chopped
1/4 cup Lime juice
1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
1 tsp. Basil
3/4 tsp. Ginger
1/2 tsp. Crushed red chilies (optional)
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Mint
1/2 cup Cashews (optional)
1 cup Rice - cooked according to package


In a large skillet, sauté the well-drained tofu in a 2 tbsp. oil until golden brown.  Remove from skillet.  Add remaining oil and sauté garlic and asparagus for 1 minute.  Add the spinach and onions.  Saute until wilted.  Return tofu to pan.  Stir in juice, sauce, and spices.  Sprinkle with cashews and serve over rice.

The crushed red chilies are optional because our kids fuss if they chomp down on one, so we tend to leave those out these days.  But they add a nice kick if you don't have anyone who will howl about them.


  1. Sure looks pretty! My parents love tofu so I may pass this along to them, but neither Laura nor I can handle the stuff. But I think my parents would dig this.

  2. I'd never had tofu until after I married an adventurous cook :-) We eat it every now and then. I hope your folks like it!


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