Tofu and Broccoli w. Shoyu-Mirin Sauce
I was craving Chinese food hard core last night. I was also craving tofu which is very unusual. We aren’t big tofu eaters. I love it. My husband…not so much…so it’s a once every 3 months type of food. I’m going to try to make it a once a month food though since myself and both kids are into it.
Usually when I’m craving some Chinese food I just make a vegetable stir fry. I wanted something different last night. First I fried little tofu triangles in some olive oil to make a nice crust on both sides. Then I sauteed some garlic and onions with some carrots and broccoli that I received from our food co-op. Once the broccoli was cooked through I added the tofu back to the pan and sauteed for a few more minutes until the tofu was brought back up to temperature. In a small bowl I mixed arrowroot powder with shoyu, mirin and some sesame oil. Poured that into the hot pan with the broccoli and tofu and stirred until the sauce thickened. Topped the whole thing off with some peanuts and dinner was ready!
Even though my husband isn’t a big fan of tofu he liked this dish a lot as did both kids. My only complaint is that there weren’t any leftovers because I’d really like to be eating this right now for lunch. :)