Crispy tofu with Teriyaki Greens

Continuing with this weeks theme of Chinese New Year, here’s a quick, healthy and affordable Chinese recipe. In true celebratory style, it’s a party for your tastebuds πŸŽ‰ with crispiness from the tofu, crunch from the greens, umami from the teriyaki, a hint of heat, and savoury from the cashews 🀀 I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think πŸ“²

Prep | 10 mins

Cook | 5 mins

Serves | 4


Crispy Tofu

⁃ 280g firm tofu, cut into cubes

⁃ 2tbsp veg oil

Tofu Coating

⁃ 3tbsp cornflour

⁃ 1tsp garlic salt

⁃ 1tsp ground ginger

⁃ 1/2tsp salt

⁃ 1/2tsp freshly ground black pepper

Teriyaki Greens

⁃ 200g green beans, topped and tailed

⁃ 1x garlic clove, minced

⁃ 2 baby cucumbers, cored, halved and thinly-sliced

⁃ Handful of mixed salad leaves

⁃ Handful of cashews, rough-chopped


⁃ 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce

⁃ 2tbsp dark soy sauce

⁃ 1/4tsp crushed chili flakes


⁃ Take the excess moisture out of the tofu. Sprinkle a little salt over the block, which speeds the process, then wrap in 6 sheets of kitchen roll and put on a plate. Place a weighty book on top to further help draw out the moisture and leave for 5 mins (up to 20 mins if you have the time)

⁃ While you wait, combine the coating ingredients on a separate plate

⁃ Unwrap the tofu and cut into cubes

⁃ Lightly dap the top and bottom of each cube into the coating (a light dusting is fine, else the cooked tofu will taste powdery) and carefully shake off any excess

⁃ Heat the oil in a large frying pan on medium and fry the tofu for around 2 mins each side or until crispy. Blot on kitchen paper to remove excess oil

⁃ While the tofu cooks, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the beans for 5 mins or until they’re cooked with some β€˜bite’

⁃ Drain the beans then add back to the pan along with the minced garlic and cook for a minute then toss in the dressing

⁃ Add everything to a large salad bowl, gently toss to combine, top with the crispy tofu and sprinkle over with the chopped cashews

PS. for a more substantial meal, cook some udon noodles the same time as the green beans

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Published by misterrands


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