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Spicy Snow Pea and Sesame Stir-Fry

Ingredients (13)

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin or dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 pound firm tofu, patted dry and cut into large dice
  • 3 medium shallots, thinly sliced
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound snow peas
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • Basic Steamed White Rice (see Game Plan note), for serving
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories349
  • Fat18.19g
  • Saturated fat2.8g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs27.89g
  • Fiber7.56g
  • Sugar11.39g
  • Protein24.16g
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium929.24mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (4 servings) Powered by

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Spicy Snow Pea and Sesame Stir-Fry

Perfect for a weeknight meal, this quick stir-fry has a touch of spice, and can be served over steamed rice for a satisfying vegetarian dinner.

This recipe was featured as part of our Chinese New Year Dishes photo gallery.

Game plan: You’ll need to make the steamed rice before you begin.

For the meat eaters, try our easy chicken stir fry recipe.

Instructions

  1. 1Whisk together soy sauce, mirin, sugar, cornstarch, vinegar, and red pepper flakes in a small, nonreactive bowl; set aside.
  2. 2Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large frying pan over high heat. When it smokes, add tofu and cook until golden brown on all sides, about 3 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  3. 3Reduce heat to medium, add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, shallots, and garlic and cook until starting to brown, about 1 minute. Add snow peas and sesame seeds and cook, stirring frequently, until peas are bright green, slightly softened, yet still crisp, about 5 minutes. Add reserved tofu and soy sauce mixture and cook just until tofu is warm and sauce has thickened slightly, about 1 minute more. Serve immediately over steamed rice.
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