Meet the Sullivans: Spicy Szechuan Tofu

February 28, 2012

Spicy Szechuan Tofu

Keith went back to work this morning, so the little man and I are really going to miss him today. Owen and I are going to attempt a trip to Costco this morning and my sister is going to come by in the afternoon to spend time with us, so the day should go by fast.

Moving on to the recipe I'm sharing with you today...

I've been doing 90% of our grocery shopping in the last few weeks at Trader Joe's. Do you have a Trader Joe's near you? They have the neatest food products there and I don't know a single person who doesn't love that place. Anyway, yesterday when I went out to do our weekly shopping I made a quick stop at the bookstore to pick up a TJ's cookbook. There are a variety of TJ's cook books to chose from, but I went with this one Cooking with All Things Trader Joe's and the Spicy Szechaun Tofu is the first recipe I've picked to try out. Keith has been wanting to try a tofu dish for a while, so this was an obvious choice. 

I'm linking up with 33 Shades of Green for Tasty Tuesdays this morning to share this recipe!
Spicy Szechuan Tofu

1 package firm tofu
1/2 lb ground turkey or beef
1 glove garlic, crushed
1 tsp crushed ginger (I used powdered)
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup General Tsao Stir Fry Sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
2 green onions, chopped

  1. Cut the tofu into 1/2 inch cubes. Place cubes between paper towels and press to draw water out. Set aside.
  2. Cook turkey/beef/pork in a skillet, breaking it up as it cooks. 
  3. Add garlic, ginger, and peas; cook 2 minutes longer. 
  4. Add tofu, stir fry sauce, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Cook for 3 minutes or until heated through. 
  5. Add green onions and remove from heat. Serve over steamed white rice.
I really liked this dish! Our first experience with tofu was a good one and so I might even make some again sometime. This dish will definitely become part of my regular rotation for easy dinners. I can't wait to see what else is in that cookbook! 

In other news...
Happy Birthday 
to my sister Kathleen! 
Happy birthday Kath! I hope this year is filled with exciting new adventures for you! You're smart, talented, kind and really funny (or maybe that's just cause I really get your humor because its the same as mine?) I'm lucky to call you my sister and Owen is lucky to have you as an aunt. We can't wait to see you this afternoon! xoxox


Jamie @ Laughter Ever After said...

I'm not a huge fan of tofu, but that dish looks awesome!

henning love said...

ooh i love tofu and this dish looks excellent! and i love linking up with 33 shades of green her blog is great. and so is yours, just found yours today!