Saturday, December 03, 2005

String Beans and Tofu Stirfry

Yes, obviously I love vegetables. I could live without it. A meal is not complete without a plate of salad, salsa or any veggie dish. The easiest to prepare when you want to impress some guests or friends or even your partner-stirfry is the answer!

I just have a hot pan coated with corn oil. Minced garlic, 1/4 wedge of a big red onion, sliced, red and yellow bell peppers(not necessarily assorted , but it adds to the dish),
bunch of string beans, deep fried 8 oz or 1/2 pound or tofu(there are several kinds or tofu, have the firmer for frying), salt and pepper, oyster sauce, fish sauce, beef buillon and slices of Shiitake mushrooms. Just sautee the garlic and onions and add the rest of them. Slice the fried tofu and add last. Toss in hot oil. A little water and slurry (mixture of little water and cornstarch). Season.

For presentation: have a bowl with steamed rice and top it with this dish. Awesome.

Rating: A chinese dish that takes you less than 3o minutes to cook.