Name: Spicy Tofu Stir Fry



Yield: about 6 servings

Comments: Once I used chili powder and pepper to try to simulate Chinese ‘chili paste’. It turned out tasting very much like Mexican chili.
6/1/2003 - I substituted chicken for the tofu.

9/5/2003 - Stir fried ginger & garlic briefly; cooked onion & green pepper 1-2 minutes.
5/14/2012 - Seasoned with 2 cloves of garlic and about an equal amount of fresh ginger
9/16/2015 - In addition to the listed spices, I used more than one teaspoon of 5 Spices seasoning. Gail said the ginger flavor was too strong.
2/25/2015 - I used oyster mushroom and sugar snap peas, but forget to include carrots.
9/19/2020 - I used two cans of sliced water chestnuts and some frozen multi-colored bell pepper pieces as well as the usual. For spices, I added 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and more than 1/4 teaspoons of black pepper. I only had 1/2 cup of sauce and the result was a little dry.
10/19/2020 - I used a can of sliced water chestnuts, a can of baby corn, and some frozen multi-colored bell pepper pieces. I omitted the carrot. For spices, I added 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg to the usual, but omitted the black pepper. I made 3/4 cup of sauce. The next day I added 1/4 cup of broth with 3/4 teaspoon of salt-substitute to the leftovers.
2/8/2021 - Nearly all the ingredients were canned: 4-oz can of mushrooms, 15-oz can of young corn, 8-oz can of water chestnuts, and even a 2 1/2-oz can of sliced black olives. I used 3/4 cup of broth. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and black pepper were not included.
3/22/2021 - I served this with Stir Fried Green Beans. I used peanut oil. I cut the onion lengthwise as in that recipe, and cooked everything on the next to highest burner setting. It cooked much more quickly than usual. I had a can of sliced water chestnuts and one of bean sprouts. I omitted the corn starch and other seasonings.
11/29/2021 - I followed the recipe and even had chicken stock for the sauce.
5/30/2022 - Pretty much followed the recipe, but used 2 cloves of garlic, chopped, a 1/2 orange bell pepper, and a teaspoon each of cinnamon and nutmeg as seasoning. I had sugar snap peas, but did not remove ends. The sugar snap peas were added with the other vegetables, but they were not cooked long enough to be tender.
5/9/2023 - Pretty much followed the recipe, with mushrooms but without water chesnuts, snow pea pods, and special seasoning.
7/19/2023 - Pretty much followed the recipe, with mushrooms and water chesnuts


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