Often found in Asian cuisine, tofu is an excellent source of protein and calcium. It can absorb flavors from marinades and spices plus it adds an interesting texture to many dishes. Here’s a delicious recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.
4 tablespoons peanut oil
2 scallions, chopped
4 slices ginger, chopped
1 lb large shrimp
1 egg white
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 teaspoons cornstarch
1 package of tofu
1/2 cup frozen peas, defrosted
1 tablespoon sherry
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
Shell, devein and wash shrimp. Split each into 2 pieces. Dry with paper towels. Mix shrimp with egg white, salt, and 1 teaspoon of cornstarch.
Cut tofu cake into bite-size pieces.
Mix sherry, soy sauce, and 2 teaspoons of cornstarch with 1/2 cup broth or water
Heat oil in wok or large skillet. Add scallions, ginger, and stir a few times. Add shrimp mixture and saute over high heat 2 minutes. Add tofu pieces and peas. Mix well, keep stirring a minute or so. Add sherry/soy sauce mixture and stir until sauce is thickened. Serve hot with rice.
Recipe from An Encyclopedia of Chinese Food and Cooking: 1000 Recipes Adapted to the American Kitchen