Today has been one of those days where I feel like I didn't accomplish anything when actually I did. First of all, I got my workout in so that is always a good day. I also did some laundry and cleaning, read a little bit. The best thing is that I was called for a job interview- hurray! Those have been few and far between.
Tonight we had a thrown together meal but my daughter was happy because it was one of her favorite tofu recipes. Several months ago I made a stir fry and she didn't really care for it but loved the tofu. I experimented and came up with a way to make the tofu as a side dish. It can also be combined with vegetables or eaten on top of rice or pasta.
We usually call this Kayleigh's Tofu but I wanted a more universal name so she came up with Thai Tofu. I think she came up with the name because she was offered a summer job today at our friend's Thai restaurant. We're being flooded in employment opportunities today!
I think it would be good with cilantro sprinkled on top but Kayleigh doesn't like cilantro so I leave it off.
1 T cornstarch
1/2 T oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp fresh ginger
1 T tamari or soy sauce
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp ketchup
1/4 tsp toasted sesame oil
In a medium bowl, toss the tofu in the cornstarch.
In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, ginger, tamari, vinegar, ketchup and sesame oil.
Heat the oil in a wok over high heat. Add the tofu, spreading it in an even layer. Leave for 2 minutes. Toss, scraping the bottom,
and let set two more minutes. Continue until the tofu is nicely browned on all sides.
Add the ginger mixture to the wok. Cook while stirring for 3 minutes.