Crispy pressed tofu with assorted mushrooms and wilted Asian greens

Crispy pressed tofu with assorted mushrooms and wilted Asian greens

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  • 2 - 4
  • Easy
  • Carb Conscious Dairy free Fat conscious Vegan recipe collection
  • 30 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • Paul Cluver Weisser Riesling 2003


  • 400 g sachet tofu (regular or smoked)
  • Cornflour for coating
  • Peanut oil for frying
  • 400 g assorted mushrooms, thickly sliced unless small
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • For toppoing: shredded spring onion and fresh ginger
  • On the side: 2 heads bok choy, split lengthwise and steamed

Cooking Instructions

Remove the tofu from the sachet and pat dry. Place between 2 sheets of non-stick baking paper and weight down with something suitably heavy and leave for about an hour to exude the moisture.
Stir-fry the mushrooms in 1 – 2 tablespoons peanut oil over a high heat for a few minutes until just cooked. Stir in the garlic, soy sauce, vinegar and sesame oil and bring to a bubble. Remove and keep warm.
Dry the block of tofu, slice into 4, then again to make 8 squares. Coat with cornflour and shallow fry in peanut oil over medium heat until golden all over.
Spoon the mushrooms into bowls, topped with the fried tofu and sprinkled with shredded spring onion and fresh ginger.
On the side, serve the steamed greens, lightly drizzled with sesame oil and soy.
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Phillippa Cheifitz Recipe by: Phillippa Cheifitz
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Regular TASTE contributor Phillippa is a well-known South African author and food writer, and has won many awards, both for her magazine features and her cookbooks.

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