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Crispy Tofu, Veggie & Soba Noodle Stir Fry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Marinating Tofu Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Crispy Tofu is made even more delicious combined with saucy veggies and slippery soba noodles. 

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 1
Author: Louise-Claire Cayzer
Ingredients
For the Crispy Tofu
  • 1 pack very firm tofu (or tofu that has been pressed) cut into 2cm cubes
  • 2-3 Tbsp Umami & Ginger paste OR 1 Tbsp miso, 2 Tbsp soy Sauce & 2 tsp fresh ginger.
  • 2-3 Tbsp mirin or white wine
  • 2-3 Tbsp corn starch
  • 3-4 Tbsp oil rapeseed or sunflower
For the Veggie Stir Fry
  • 1 Cup mixed chopped veggies I used green beans, red peppers and spring onion, but use any firm, crispy veggies you have to hand.
  • 1 Cup chopped Greens I used chard, but spinach, cabbage or kale would be nice.
  • 2 Tbsp Umami & Ginger paste OR 1 Tbsp miso, 2 Tbsp soy Sauce & 2 tsp fresh ginger.
  • 2 Tbsp mirin or white wine
  • 1 Tbsp oil rapeseed or sunflower
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 125 g soba noodles about 1/2 a pack for 2 people
Instructions
For the Tofu
  1. Marinate the tofu cubes in the Umami paste & mirin for at least 30 mins or overnight 

  2. Toss in the corn starch

  3. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan  and shallow fry until the tofu is crispy on the outside. 

  4. Drain the tofu on paper towels & wipe the pan with a paper towel so you can use it for the stir fry. . 

For the Stir Fry.
  1. Cook the soba noodles in boiling water for 5 mins (or whatever the pack indicates) then refresh in cold water & drain. 

  2. Heat the wok or large frying pan again & add the oil. Once the pan is very hot add the chopped crispy  veggies.

  3. Stir the veggies around so they pop & sizzle. You want them to cook very quickly to keep their crunch.  (around 2 mins)

  4. Add the greens and the stir fry sauce. Mix until the greens wilt. (around 1 min) 

  5. Add the cooked, cooled and drained soba noodles and stir. 

  6. Serve in bowls with the tofu and sesame seeds sprinkled over.