Crispy tofu stir fry with peanut sauce

Prep 15 min
Total 30 min
Serves 4



1 350-g pkg
extra-firm tofu, cut in 1⁄4-in.-thick triangles
2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 tbsp
canola oil, divided
1 113-g pkg
shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and halved
4 cups
green beans, trimmed and halved
2 100-g pkgs
2 tsp
green onions, thinly sliced
1/3 cup
roasted salted peanuts, roughly chopped


1/3 cup
2 1/2 tbsp
5 tsp
low-sodium soy sauce
4 tsp
2 tsp
chili sauce, such as sambal oelek


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Sauce: Whisk peanut butter with lime juice, soy sauce, honey, chili paste and 2/3 cup hot water in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Pat tofu dry with a kitchen towel. Toss with cornstarch, salt and pepper until well coated. Heat an extra-large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add 1 tsp canola oil, then half of the tofu. Cook, flipping halfway through, until golden brown, 4 to 5 min. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with 1 tsp canola oil and remaining tofu. Transfer to same plate.
  • Add remaining 1 tsp canola oil, then mushrooms. Stir-fry until mushrooms start to brown, about 2 min. Add beans and cook until tender-crisp, 3 to 4 min. Remove from heat. Toss with tofu and peanut butter mixture until well coated.
  • Cook noodles in pot of boiling water, following package directions but omitting seasoning mix, until tender, 2 to 3 min. Drain and return to pot, then toss with sesame oil.
  • Divide noodles among 4 bowls and top with tofu stir-fry, green onions and peanuts. Serve immediately.

Switch It Up: Instead of tofu, use 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Try it with 2 carrots, cut into matchsticks, and 2 zucchini, sliced into half-moons.


Calories 653, Protein 29 g, Carbohydrates 57 g, Fat 38 g, Fibre 9 g, Sodium 634 mg. Excellent source of Vitamin A
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