Sunday, 24 April 2016

Stir Fried Edamame Beans with Smoked Tofu

I had some edamame beans left over from yesterday's brunch and decided to use them up in this relatively quick dish. 
I loved every thing about this dish, the way it looks on the plate, colours, the flavours, the textures. The vibrancy of the greens especially from the edamame and peas.  And the way the fresh red chilli beamed liking a red light bringing the dish to life.  The vegetables still had crunch and the beans popped, especially the broad beans.  When I served it up, D was concerned that there was not enough sauce to coat the rice, but it was plenty moist once he started tucking in.  I guess you could serve these with noodles, but I like plain steamed or boiled white rice.
Please find proper smoked tofu for this recipe, not those lightly smoked and barely .  If your tofu is not smoky enough, then please if possible add a little liquid smoke.  

I am sharing this with Eat Your Greens Challenge hosted this month by The Veg Hog; and with Sunday Fitness and Food Fitness hosted by Marathons and Motivation and Ilka's blog; 


Stir Fried Broccoli, Peas, Broad and Edamame Beans  with Smoked Tofu 
Serves 2
Ingredients
2 tablespoons oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon freshly rated ginger
1 fat red chilli, sliced
100g broccoli florets, removed from the stalk
200g smoked tofu, cut into bite size cubes
Optional: 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
150g peas, soya beans, broad beans and edamame beans
2 tablespoon Tamari sauce
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
Method
n a wide pan, heat the oil, then stir in the  garlic and saute for a few minutes before stirring int he chilli and ginger.  Cook for a few seconds before stirring in the broccoli florets, put the lid on and steam for a few minutes for the broccoli to become tender.
Remove the lid and stir in the smoked tofu, the beans, Tamari sauce, liquid smoke if using along with the seeds.
Pour over the sesame oil and warm through for a few minutes or so before serving. 
Serve with steamed plain white rice or noodles if you wish.

18 comments:

  1. We love smoked tofu and this looks like a great way to serve it. Do you think the dish would be as good without the chili? OH can't eat anything that spicy.

    Stephanie Jane

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    1. Hi Stephanie, this is a fat red chilli - so not that spicy, but yes - you can omit it - the dish is plenty flavourful with all the other stuff in it. Hope you like and hope your well.

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  2. I know what you mean - the colours, let alone the flavours, are just so appealing. I think garlic, ginger and sesame oil are so beautiful together.

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    1. Thank you Joey. Yes, indeed they are good flavour combo together

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  3. Nice and vibrant dish. I do love smoked tofu very much and it seems perfect in this combination.

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    1. Thank you, I don't eat enough smoked tofu - must change that

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  4. This looks so tasty! The colors of the dish are so nice to. I can sometimes find pre-made smoked tofu but I should really purchase more liquid smoke because it adds such a nice flavor.

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    1. Thank you Mary. Yes, plus you can add as much smokyness you want to a dish too.

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  5. This sounds delicious Shaheen. Liquid smoke though?! What is it exactly and which brand do you use?

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    1. Thank you. The brand varies, but its a liquid that injects a smoky flavour to your dish. If you follow this link, you will see a bottle that I have used in the past. You can order it online http://allotment2kitchen.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/no-pig-meat-free-bacon.html

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  6. how pretty and sounds really delicious

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    1. Thank you Johanna. It really was yummy!

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  7. Yum! This looks so good! Hope you've been doing well, friend!

    http://paulieantiques.com

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    1. So good to hear from you (Big Hug) - so nice to hear from a blogger from years back. I am good, I hope your doing well too.

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  8. The smoky flavours would work so well here. It sounds like a great dish.

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    1. Thanks Kari, it was really good.

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  9. Great dish, I have not seen smoked tofu here, should I try at Chinese grocery shop?
    Please bring your awesome recipe and link to MLLA, I am hosting this month.

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    1. Thank you. You can try a Chinese grocery shop. I am on vacation at the moment, but when i return I hope to join in MLLA

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