SHITAKE TOFU SAUTE

Shiitake cultivation dates back to 1209, during the Song Dynasty in China. Shitake mushrooms help to balance Qi. When combined with tofu, the body is offered a meal that tonifies Qi and removes toxins.

Yields1 Serving
 ½ package of firm tofu, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
 3 tablespoons of corn starch
 3 Tablespoon of oil
 1 clover of garlic, minced
 1 slice of fresh ginger, minced
 6 shitake mushrooms, sliced thin
 8 thin asparagus tips, cut into 1 inch strips (optional)
 1 scallions, cut into 1/2 inch strips
 2 teaspoons of soy sauce
 Splash of cooking wine
 ½ teaspoon of sugar
 ¼ teaspoon of dark sesame oil
 2 teaspoons of warm water
 2 tablespoon of hoison sauce (optional if you like sweet)
1

Coat the tofu in the corn starch.

2

Heat a wok and add the oil, garlic and ginger. Toss for 25-30 seconds.

3

Add the tofu and allow to slightly brown on one side, then gently turn each over and add the mushrooms, scallions and asparagus tips. (optional)

4

Gently toss mixture until the veggies are cooked.

5

In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, wine, sugar, sesame oil, hoison sauce and water.

6

Drizzle over the tofu mixture and toss until well coated.

7

This meal is also great over a bed of warm greens.

Ingredients

 ½ package of firm tofu, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
 3 tablespoons of corn starch
 3 Tablespoon of oil
 1 clover of garlic, minced
 1 slice of fresh ginger, minced
 6 shitake mushrooms, sliced thin
 8 thin asparagus tips, cut into 1 inch strips (optional)
 1 scallions, cut into 1/2 inch strips
 2 teaspoons of soy sauce
 Splash of cooking wine
 ½ teaspoon of sugar
 ¼ teaspoon of dark sesame oil
 2 teaspoons of warm water
 2 tablespoon of hoison sauce (optional if you like sweet)

Directions

1

Coat the tofu in the corn starch.

2

Heat a wok and add the oil, garlic and ginger. Toss for 25-30 seconds.

3

Add the tofu and allow to slightly brown on one side, then gently turn each over and add the mushrooms, scallions and asparagus tips. (optional)

4

Gently toss mixture until the veggies are cooked.

5

In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, wine, sugar, sesame oil, hoison sauce and water.

6

Drizzle over the tofu mixture and toss until well coated.

7

This meal is also great over a bed of warm greens.

SHITAKE TOFU SAUTE