Monday, November 12, 2007

Stir-Fried Tofu and Mushroom with Basil

Using natural herb in cooking can help to spice up the flavour. Moreover, herb can benefit to our health. Basil is an excellent source of vitamin K and a good source of iron, calcium and vitamin A, manganese, magnesium, vitamin C and potassium.

Preparation: 15 mins, Cooking time: 5 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 50g basil leaves
° 1 small firm tofu(beancurd), cut into cubes and deep-fried
° 10 fresh shiitake mushrooms
° 2 slices ginger or 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or shredded
° 1 fresh red chilli, sliced
° 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
° 2 tablespoons cooking rice wine
° salt to taste
° few basil leaves, for garnish

1. Heat oil in a wok. Add the ginger or garlic and fry till fragrant.
2. Throw in the mushrooms and fry for 2 minutes.
3. Add in the basil leaves, tofu and drizzle with cooking rice wine. Stir-fry briskly for a moment, throw in the red chilli and season to taste with salt.
4. Transfer to a serving dish, garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve immediately.


mustardseed said...

Hi Crystal! Nice recipe! Can I put the tofu in without deep frying it first? I don't like the chewy skin on the deep fried tofu. And it's really oily...

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Melissa

If the tofu is not deep-fried, it mays break very easily.

Need to think of another way to cook, if you do not like deep-fried tofu. Let me test it out :)


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