For meatless Monday tomorrow, I'm making Singapore style hakka noodles.Ingredients:
200 g Hakka Noodles
10 g Chives
30 g Ginger
1 tbsp Chili Garlic Sauce
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tsp Mild Curry Powder
113 g Carrot, julienned
160 g Zucchini
113 g Green Peas
200 g Extra-Firm TofuDirections:
1 Make sure your pans are hot before adding oil! It helps to ensure a crispy golden-brown crust on the tofu! Wash and dry all produce.* Bring a covered medium pot of salted water to a boil. Pat the tofu dry with paper towels, then cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Peel, then zest or mince 1 tbsp ginger. Finely chop the chives. Slice the zucchini in half lengthwise, then into 1/2-inch thick half-moons.
2 Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high. When pan is hot, add 2 tbsp oil, then the tofu. Cook, tossing the cubes occasionally, until golden-brown all over, 6-7 min. Transfer the tofu to a plate. Season with salt and pepper.
3 Add 1 tbsp oil to the same pan, then the zucchini. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the zucchini is tender, 3-4 min. Add the carrots, curry powder, peas and ginger. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the carrots are tender-crisp and ginger is fragrant, 1-2 min. Remove the pan from the heat.
4 Add the noodles to the boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the noodles are tender, 1-2 min. Drain and rinse the noodles under cold running water. (TIP: Shocking the noodles with cold water will keep them from sticking to each other!)
5 Add the noodles, tofu, chili-garlic sauce, soy sauce and 1/2 cup water to the pan with the veggies. Cook, stirring together, until the sauce coats the noodles, 1-2 min. Season with salt and pepper.
6 Divide the hakka noodles between between bowls and sprinkle over the chives.