Thursday, August 14, 2008

Quick and Easy Fried Noodles and Tofu

I always feel like a culinary failure when I use stuff out of a bottle. But this dish is tasty enough that I don't care.

- boiling water
- 1/2 pkg rice noodles
- 1 pkg tofu, sliced thin
- cornstarch
- oil for frying
- 1 bottle VH Teriyaki sauce
- juice of 1 lime
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce
- cilantro for garnish

1. Place noodles in a large bowl. Cover with boiling water. Stir regularly to keep noodles from sticking together and set aside for at least 20 mins.
2. Toss tofu in cornstarch and fry in batches in oil over med-hi heat until deep golden brown. Drain and set aside.
3. Drain noodles and rinse in cold water.
4. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a wok over med-hi heat. Add noodles and stir fry for about 2 mins, until noodles begins to get translucent and a bit "gummy." Add in sauce, lime, sugar, and chili garlic sauce. Bring to bubbling and reduce heat. Simmer for a few mins, until noodles are cooked. Stir in tofu. Garnish and serve.


Binx said...

for something "quick and easy" it's almost impossible to not use a jarred something-or-other. no worries, we all know you are far from a culinary failure!

Jessica said...

In my humble opinion, anyone who makes his own puff pastry shouldn't feel guilty for using a bottled sauce every once in awhile! ;-)

Sarena Shasteen said...

I was just thinking that same thing this morning...about using stuff out of a bottle. Sometimes, though, for ease and taste...I think it is ok! Your dish looks great! Thanks for making me feel better about "cheating" sometimes!

Bianca said...

As much as you create delicious meals from scratch, your totally allowed to "cheat" sometimes. Don't feel bad. I'd do the same.

mom said...

To infinity and beyond!

Vegan Dad said...

I assume you meant to leave this comment on the post about the Buzz Lightyear cake, or you reeeeally like fried noodles.

Anonymous said...

Homemade "teriyaki" sauce is easy (though technically the yaki is the form of cooking)
It is
3 parts - Soy sauce
1 part - Mirin (sweet cooking sake)
1 part - sugar (organic pure cane if you please)
put it into a pan and heat it up to a boil and take it as thick or thin as you want it the main thing is too make sure that all the sugar is dissolved! Adjust everything to your tastes the recipe is not exact
Also just wanted to say you blog is awesome have been checking it out in between making a sweet 'tater pie and your vegan lunch meat turkey yummmmm!