Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 2 to 4
Dietary guidance: v v
2 cups Brussels Sprouts (fresh is best, but frozen can be used with less cooking time)
1 package of Firm Tofu (12 oz.)
1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
Olive oil (or any oil you like)
1 can of Oriental Fried Noodles
*Nuts Optional (I like pine nuts, but any nut will do.)
*Minced fresh ginger to taste (optional)
Clean the Brussels sprouts and then either:
â€¢ Blanch the Brussels sprouts by placing them into boiling water for 1 or 2 minutes, depending on how crisp you like them. Remove them and immediately plunge them into ice water to stop the cooking process.
â€¢ Or steam the Brussels sprouts until tender crispy. Remove them and immediately plunge them into ice water to stop the cooking process.
Pat dry the tofu and cut into 1â€ squares. Heat oil in a wok to medium high and add oil. As soon as oil is hot add Brussels Sprouts and stir fry till tender. Add tofu and garlic and stir-fry for about 2 minutes. Season with Soy Sauce and top with fried noodles and nuts. If serving as a main vegetarian dish, it is good to serve over a bed of rice. Will serve about 4 as a side dish or 2 as a main vegetarian dish.
Note: Brussels sprouts are a member of the cabbage family that have rows of sprouts growing on a single long stalk. They range from 1 to 1 ½â€ in diameter with the smaller sprouts being more tender. Brussels sprouts are available from late August through March. Purchase small bright green sprouts with compact heads.