Szechuan-style Tofu Stir-Fry
If you’re craving a fiery yet flavorful dish that tantalizes your taste buds, look no further than our Szechuan-style Tofu Stir-Fry. This recipe brings together the boldness of Szechuan cuisine and the comfort of a hearty stir-fry, creating a symphony of flavors and textures that’s both satisfying and exciting.
- 1 block of firm tofu, cubed
- 2 tablespoons Szechuan peppercorns
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
- 1 cup snap peas, ends trimmed
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Sesame seeds for garnish
- Start by pressing the tofu to remove excess water. Cut it into cubes and set aside.
- In a dry pan, toast the Szechuan peppercorns until fragrant. Grind them into a powder and set aside.
- Heat vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add minced garlic and sauté for a few seconds.
- Add the tofu cubes and stir-fry until they turn golden and slightly crisp. Remove tofu from the pan and set aside.
- In the same pan, add a bit more oil if needed, and toss in the sliced bell peppers and snap peas. Stir-fry for a couple of minutes until they are slightly tender yet still crisp.
- In a bowl, mix together soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, and honey to create the sauce.
- Return the tofu to the pan, pour in the sauce, and add the ground Szechuan peppercorns. Toss everything together to coat evenly.
- Finish with a drizzle of sesame oil and chopped green onions. Give it a final toss and turn off the heat.
- Sprinkle sesame seeds over the stir-fry before serving.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Enjoy the bold and spicy flavors of Szechuan cuisine in this Tofu Stir-Fry. Perfectly balanced with colorful bell peppers, snap peas, and a delightful combination of sauces, this dish is a treat for your senses.
Nutrition information: Calories: 220 | Total Fat: 10g | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 12g
Indulge in the sensational flavors of our Szechuan-style Tofu Stir-Fry. With the tongue-tingling Szechuan peppercorns and the savory combination of tofu and vegetables, this dish is a masterpiece of contrasting textures and tastes. From the first sizzle in the pan to the last satisfying bite, this stir-fry is a journey through the heart of Szechuan cuisine. Whether you’re a spice enthusiast or simply seeking a new adventure for your taste buds, our recipe promises an unforgettable experience on your plate. Elevate your cooking repertoire and satisfy your cravings with this Szechuan-style Tofu Stir-Fry today!