Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sweet n' Sour n' Hot Tofu n' Noodles

I bought a pineapple a while ago and it has been sitting on the counter begging to be made into something. So, I decided to pull out the juicer and use it as the base for a sauce. I am not the biggest pineapple fan, but this dish is quite tasty and very easy to make on a busy night. I like the addition of heat to a fairly standard sweet n' sour sauce--you can always add more curry paste if you want it hotter.


INGREDIENTS
- 150g noodles
- 1 1/4 cups pineapple juice
- 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce
- 1 tsp yellow curry paste
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- salt to taste
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 pkg tofu, cubed
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 4 green onions, sliced

METHOD
1. Cook noodles as per the directions. Drain and set aside.
2. Meanwhile whisk together pineapple juice, hoisin sauce, sugar, vinegar, garlic sauce and curry paste. Whisk in cornstarch.
3. Heat a wok over med-hi heat. Add oil and fry tofu cubes until golden. Add green peppers and fry for 2 mins, until softened but not soggy. Add sauce to the wok and bring to bubbling. Add cooked noodles and mix well. Add some salt, if needed. Let sauce thicken and coat the noodles. Stir in green onions and serve.

11 comments:

shelby said...

I've always wanted to make my own pineapple sauce, this sounds so easy and delicious!

Gina said...

Oooh, I AM a pineapple fan! This sounds so great :)

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

Looks SO tasty!! My kids love anything pineapple-y, I'll have to try this soon!

Kelly said...

Yum. That looks fantastic. I bet that would be even better with fresh pineapple chunks in it.

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Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

This looks like a wonderful and quick dinner!

Anonymous said...

I love this for a quick meal - and I confess when I am in a hurry I use bottled sauce (gasp!)

APLACEFORUS said...

this looks great!
Did you still have to "peel" the pineapple or did you just toss it in the juicer in cut up chunks?
I was thinking it would be nice if I could get some of the juice that I cut away when preparing the pineapple. Just wondered.
I finally got the courage to buy the staples needed for making seitan after seeing your great posts about it.. Thanks for all the inspiration!

michaelmybeloved said...

this does look yummy (i love pineapple)...i am ON it! :)

aplaceforus, you don't have to peel pineapple in order to juice it. but, i recommend (for certain applications at least) straining the juice through a mesh strainer (i use a paint strainer mesh bag personally...just like a nut milk strainer only 1/10th the price!)

Vegan Dad said...

aplaceforus,
I roughly peel the pineapple so the juicer doesn't get too gummed up.

Kim said...

wow!
hello, i'm writing dowm a comment because it's so interesting.
Actually, i'm Korean. i usually eat tofu and noodle but i can't think this recipe
thank you~ =]