How to Convince Your Friends You’re Good at Cooking: Tofu Stirfry 1


Hello all and welcome to the final instalment of How to Convince Your Friends You’re Good at Cooking in 2017!
This is our first request and has been a real learning experience for me, and I have to say I have been converted! Thank you very much Laura Noble for the suggestion, I’m very happy with this recipe!

Key skills taught: Preparing Tofu
Recipe Video:

Preparing tofu:
The first thing you want to make sure of is that you have the right kind of tofu, make sure you are using firm tofu not silken, as silken will fall apart if you try and press it and is not the right texture for something like a stir-fry.
Make sure to watch the video to see how to press your tofu ready for marinading.
Now as mentioned in the video tofu does not contaminate the marinade like raw meat does, so feel free to re-use your marinade in the recipe itself for consistent flavour!

Marinade guide: http://www.uoguniversal.com/featured/cooking/how-to-convince-your-friends-youre-good-at-cooking-chicken-week/
(this was done with marinading chicken in mind but all the same steps apply)

What to add to your stir-fry:
Stir fry is a super versatile meal that can accommodate all sorts of ingredients, but generally you want things with short cook times. The more robust the ingredient, the longet it will take to cook. Taste as you go along to see if things are done, but try and have an order of ingredients in mind before you start frying!

– Cooked rice
– Noodles
– Bell peppers
– Hotter pepper varieties
– Water chestnuts
– Onions
– Carrots Broccoli
– Garlic
– Pea pods
– Broccoli
– Sliced Beef, pork or chicken
– Tofu
– Prawns
– Sherry
– Rice wine
– Minced garlic or garlic powder
– Ginger
– Bean sprouts
– Mushrooms
– Soy sauce
– Peanut sauce
– Oyster sauce
– Green onions


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