Dead Easy Tofu with Scallions & Bok Choy (serves 2)

This tofu dish has minimum ingredients, but is not short on flavor. Nothing could be simpler to put together.

Dead Easy (& scrumptious)

If you marinate the tofu the night before (or in the morning before you get on with your day), this meal will come together in 15 minutes or less.

It may even turn you into a tofu-lover!

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You will need : 1 container extra-firm tofu (usually 10 oz packs), 2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil,  4 scallions including green parts, sliced, 1 baby bok choy, sliced, 4 tbs soy sauce, 1 tbs sugar.

1 – Squeeze excess water out of tofu by placing the block of tofu on a plate and stacking about 4 dinner plates on top of it. Leave for about 20 to 30 minutes (in the meantime, prep the rest of the ingredients, and possibly do a load of laundry!). Pour off water and cut the tofu into very large cubes. Add the soy sauce and sugar to a plastic lidded container and toss in the tofu. Put lid on top and give everything a shake to coat the cubes all over. Leave for about 20 minutes (or can be done much earlier and left in the fridge) shaking every now and again.

2 – Put large saute pan on medium/high heat and when it is hot, add the oil. Stir-fry the scallions and bok choy for about 5 minutes.

saute scallions & bok choy

3 – Move the veggies to one side of the pan and add the tofu (wicking off excess soy sauce) to pan and leave it to fry for about 3 minutes per side (do not touch when it is frying). Add more oil if necessary.

you don't have to be vegetarian to love this!

When the tofu is nicely browned, add the rest of the marinade. Serve as is, or with some toasted bread, rice or noodles (preferably soba).

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