BM# 74: Week 2/ Day 2
Theme: Quick and Delicious Stir Fries
Dish: Sesame Tofu Asparagus Stir Fry

Today I have a Chinese stir fry made with tofu, asparagus and mushrooms. This recipe is from the ‘Cooking Light way to cook Vegetarian‘ cookbook. Though tofu and mushrooms are commonly used in stir fries, asparagus is an interesting addition in this dish.Mushroom Asparagus Stir FryAsparagus are in season right now and the markets are selling really fresh and tender ones. I have been cooking quite a bit with them for the past couple of weeks. They add color and nice crispiness to this stir-fry. Also FYI, green asparagus is higher in Vitamins A and C and folate than the white variety.Mushroom Asparagus Stir FryThe original recipe calls for shiitake mushrooms that have strong earthy flavor and rich texture, but I subbed them with some baby bellas. Mushrooms add nice meatiness and flavor to the dish without adding too many calories.Mushroom Asparagus Stir FryBoth white and black sesame seeds are used in this dish. Sesame seeds offer iron, magnesium and zinc in their tiny little packages. They also add nuttiness and crunch to the dish.Mushroom Asparagus Stir FryThe stir fry sauce is made with hoisin, soy sauce, chili-garlic sauce and some corn starch. All in all this is a healthy and wholesome dish that is great to serve over brown rice or noodles.
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Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 74.

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Sesame Tofu Asparagus Stir Fry Yum
Sesame Tofu Asparagus Stir Fry is a healthy and wholesome dish that is great to serve over brown rice or noodles. It is made with flavorful stir fry sauce,
Sesame Tofu Asparagus Stir Fry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
  • 14 oz. Extra firm Tofu, drained and cut into 1" cubes
  • 8~10 Asparagus, cut into 2" pieces
  • 12~15 Baby Bella or Shiitake Mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp Black Sesame Seeds
  • 4 tsp peanut oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 4~5 Green Onions, thinly sluced
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • tbsp Low sodium Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Chili garlic sauce
  • To taste Salt Pepper
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
  • 14 oz. Extra firm Tofu, drained and cut into 1" cubes
  • 8~10 Asparagus, cut into 2" pieces
  • 12~15 Baby Bella or Shiitake Mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp Black Sesame Seeds
  • 4 tsp peanut oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 4~5 Green Onions, thinly sluced
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • tbsp Low sodium Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Chili garlic sauce
  • To taste Salt Pepper
Sesame Tofu Asparagus Stir Fry
Instructions
  1. Combine sesame seeds and ¼tsp of salt in a large bowl. Add the tofu pieces and toss gently to coat.
  2. Combine 2tsp peanut and sesame oil in a large wok or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tofu and stir-fry till golden, about 5~6 minutes. Remove tofu from the pan; keep warm.
  3. In the same pan, heat the remaining 2tsp peanut oil, add mushrooms and cook for 3~4 minutes or until the mushrooms start to brown. Add asparagus and coo for 4~5 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add the sliced green onions.
  5. In a small bowl, combine broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, cornstarch and chili garlic sauce.
  6. Add this sauce to the veggies in the pan and cook for 1~2 minutes or until the sauce is thickened. Stir in the tofu and season with salt. Toss gently to combine. Serve hot over brown rice.
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10 thoughts on “Sesame Tofu Asparagus Stir Fry (Vegan Recipe)”

  1. When I did stir fries last week, this stir fry was also on my list. In the last minute decided to do another one from the same book as I couldn’t get tender asparagus. You are tempting me to make it very soon.

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