Healthy Recipe: Stir-Fried Tofu
5 bird’s eye chillies, chopped
8 garlic cloves, chopped
100ml vegetable stock
280g hard tofu, cubed
80g string beans, diagonally cut in 5cm lengths
160g straw mushrooms, halved
120g baby corn, cut diagonally in 5cm lengths
21⁄2tbsp soy sauce
2tbsp oyster sauce
3 red and green chillies, seeded and finely sliced
4 handfuls of basil leaves
In a heavy wok, stir-fry the bird’s eye chillies and chopped garlic using just half of the vegetable stock. Set the stock to one side. Once fragrant, add tofu, string beans, straw mushrooms and baby corn and cook for several minutes. Moisten with remaining vegetable stock and season with soy sauce, oyster sauce and honey. Add sliced chillies and basil. Remove from the wok from the heat and serve with brown rice.
Chiva Som Says...
Chillies have positive effects on blood pressure, circulation and the metabolism. Rich in vitamin C, red chillies are a useful circulatory stimulant that can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The larger the chilli the milder the flavour. Bird’s eye chillies are small and therefore very hot.
With thanks to Chiva Som Spa
INFO: Nutrition Per Serving 114.35kcal, 2.94g fat, protein 8.81g, carbohydrate 13.67g