When I get a craving for orange beef, I make up this tofu stir-fry! Pieces of firm tofu in a mildly spicy orange sauce. Serve over rice noodles, and use any vegetables you like!
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil for frying
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 (16 ounce) package firm tofu, drained and cut into strips
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon chili paste
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 carrots, sliced
Heat 1/4 cup oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Place the 1/4 cup cornstarch in a dish; press tofu slices in the cornstarch to coat on all sides. Stir-fry in the wok 5 minutes, or until golden brown on all sides. Drain tofu on paper towels. Allow wok to cool, and wipe clean.
In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, orange juice, water, sugar, chili paste, and cornstarch until smooth.
Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the wok, and stir-fry the carrots until tender. Form a well in the center of the carrots, and pour in the sauce. Bring sauce to a boil. Mix tofu into the wok, and continue cooking until coated with the sauce.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.