Tofu is the mashed potatoes of Asia. It's not just for vegetarians. It soaks up beef juices and becomes wonderfully flavorful.
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- 453.59 g beef, thinly sliced and cut into 1 by 1 1/2 inch pieces
- 3 green onions, trimmed,cut in 1 inch diagonal pieces
- 453.59 g firm tofu, cut in cubes or rectangles (NOT silky)
- 453.59 g fresh green asparagus, ends trimmed,cut diagonally into 1 inch pieces,with the tips kept separate
- 1 piece fresh ginger, about a 1 inch cube,grated
- 14.79 ml cornflour (cornstarch to Americans, NOT cornmeal)
- 29.58 ml water
- 14.79 ml oil
- 177.44 ml low sodium beef broth or 177.44 ml low sodium beef broth
- 4.92 ml brown sugar
- 44.37-59.16 ml oyster sauce
- 14.79 ml soy sauce (or to taste if broth is salty)
- 1Bring 2 to 3 cups water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
- 2When it is boiling rapidly, add all the asparagus EXCEPT the tips.
- 3When the water begins boiling again, add the tips, and boil for about 1 minute.
- 4The aim is for the asparagus to still be crunchy, so judge cooking time by whether it is thin or thick.
- 5Drain and reserve.
- 6Mix cornflour with water and keep handy.
- 7Heat oil in a frying pan or wok.
- 8Cook the beef, green onion and grated ginger until the beef shows just a little red.
- 9Add the beef broth, sugar, oyster sauce, soy sauce and tofu, being careful not to break up the tofu very much.
- 10Simmer over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, until the pieces of tofu are warm inside.
- 11Stir in the asparagus.
- 12When the asparagus is done to your liking add cornflour-water mixture and remove from heat.
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Nutritional Facts for Beef and Tofu in Oyster Sauce
Serving Size: 1 (398 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 921.3
- Calories from Fat 799
- Total Fat 88.8 g
- Saturated Fat 34.9 g
- Cholesterol 112.3 mg
- Sodium 668.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 11.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
- Sugars 4.2 g
- Protein 22.1 g
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