At times, keeping it simple with a vegetarian dish is all that one needs for those easy, no fuss, weeknight dinners. A few ingredients combined together (i.e. two vegetables, tofu, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper) in a hot pan is a perfect example of simplistic cooking that can be enjoyed by all.
2 bunches of Broccolini
250 grams Tofu (firm variety cut into small pieces)
200 grams Snow Peas
1 small knob Ginger (peeled and finely grated)
1 clove Garlic (chopped)
salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons of vegetable or peanut oil
Preparation Time: 15 minutes (approximately)
Cooking Time: 15 minutes (approximately)
Serves: 2 people
Top and tail the snow peas removing the stringy part. Rinse and place aside in a bowl. Boil water in a kettle, add boiled water to the snow peas. Allow pea pods to blanche in the boiled water for one minute to get a beautiful bright green colour. Strain in a colander and rinse under cold running water and place back in the bowl. Rinse, trim the ends of the broccolini and cut in half again keeping the stems and place aside.
Heat oil over medium to high heat and brown the tofu on both sides. Once the tofu is crispy and browned, remove from the pan and place aside. Add garlic to the hot pan, saute for a half a minute, add the ginger cook for a little longer, then add the broccolini, continue cooking for a further two minutes. The broccolini should remain bright in colour and firm. Add the snow peas, tofu to the pan and stir through, combine and heat all the ingredients through and serve immediately.
I blanche my snow peas quickly with water from the kettle. It is a quick process and the snow peas remain firm, bright and crunchy. It is best not to overcook vegetables, especially broccolini you want them to remain firm and vibrant.
I like this. I’d substitute chicken for tofu though. I should get the same result, right?
Do you like Tofu? It has a different flavour but nevertheless tasty and filling. You could marinade the Tofu in Soy Sauce or other sauces to give it more flavour. It is a wonderful substitute when one doesn’t want to have meat…. Let me know how you go….. 🙂 <3
Tofu is okay. I prefer meat. 🙂
If you enjoy meat have it. Add chicken to it instead of Tofu. I only make suggestions…. I am including more vegetarian dishes during the week. Maintaining a balance of fitness, good health, weight loss and the list goes on. At my age I need to!!! 🙂 <3
Looks yummy, Milanka! I especially like the addition of garlic and ginger. Broccoli is one of my favorite veggies so I know I would love this as well!
Thanks Shari…. At times I just keep it fresh and simple. With a few herbs… 🙂 🙂
This looks so delicious and so healthy!
Simple, tasty and healthy. What more can one ask for…. 🙂 🙂