Being Tofu Tuesday, I wanted something light and packed full of vegetables. I decided on Sweet and Sour Noodles.
Fried Tofu with Sweet & Sour Noodles
Half a block of tofu, sliced thickly, 5 per person
3 handfuls of stir-fry mix
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1" of garlic, chopped finely
1 chilli, chopped finely
Rice noodles, soaked in boiling water until soft, drained and tossed with sesame oil
3 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp black vinegar (cheap balsamic is a good alternative)
2 tbsp light soy sauce
Large pinch of sugar
Cornflour, to dust the tofu slices
3 spring onion, sliced
Heat up a little oil in a wok until smoking. Dust the tofu with cornflour and fry in batches until golden and drain on kitchen paper. Clean and add a tbsp of oil. Fry the garlic, ginger and chilli until fragrant. Add the veg and stir-fry on a high heat for 2 mins. Add the noodles, and the ketchup, vinegar, sugar and soy sauce mix. Toss to coat, add the tofu slices back in, and take off the heat. Garnish with spring onion.
This was nice enough, but a little bland. I added chopped kimchi on top of the tofu to perk it up a bit. I think what would have been better would be to stir-fry the noodles with the veg seperately, and then make a seperate sweet and sour sauce for the fried tofu to have a quick braise in. One to experiment with, I think.