Sweet and sour tofu with edamame noodles - an after work quick meal
This was a great Periscope session with a lot of lovely people cooking along with me from their own kitchens. This is a quick easy meal designed for those of you who are just so knackered after work that you can't be bothered to cook. This takes very little time to prepare and is great fuel for your body that has been so hard at work all day.
1 block of firm tofu, I used Cauldron which is available in most UK supermarkets
2T tamari, you can sub with soya sauce if you're ok with gluten
1T toasted sesame oil
1 red birsdeye chilli, the small hot chillies
1 inch of ginger root
The juice of half a lime
2 medjool dates, or 4 other dates soaked in hot water to soften for 10 minutes
Half a cup of water
100g edamame noodles or rice noodles
Sunflower or coconut oil
2 handfuls mangetout
1 red pepper, sliced
2 handfuls beansprouts
1 bunch coriander leaf
Heat your oven to 200c
Boil water in your kettle.
Wrap the tofu in a clean cloth, place something flat on top of it, such as a chopping board. Add something heavy. Leave it to press for 1 hour. You can use a tofu press also, I use this one from
Cut the tofu into bitesize squares and put it into a tupaware box. Add the tamari and sesame oil, put the lid on and rotate the box until the tofu is covered.
Place the tofu on a baking sheet and into the oven whilst you cook the rest of the dish.
Roughly chop the chilli and ginger. Blend these with the lime juice, dates and water.
Put the hot water from your kettle in a large frying pan on the hob. Bring to the boil and add the noodles. Once cooked drain and set aside, return the pan to the heat.
Add the oil and the veg, fry on a high heat, stirring occasionally. When the veg starts to char add the noodles, tofu and sauce. Add salt to taste.
Tear the top leaves from the bunch of coriander. There is no need to chop it with a knife. Add to the dish, stir well and serve.