Prep 2 hrs
Cook 40 mins
I got this recipe from Newman's Own Cookbook. Tofu is so good in soy sauce. This is an excellent dish! Update: Due to reviews, please use a low sodium soy sauce, so it won't be too salty!
- 1 lb tofu, cut in 1-inch cubes
- 2⁄3 cup tamari or 2⁄3 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons grated fresh gingerroot
- 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
- 1⁄2 large red pepper, coarsely chopped
- 2 stalks celery, cut in 1/2-inch slices
- 2 stalks bok choy, sliced 1/2 ,thick 1 large zucchini, sliced 1/2 , thick
- 8 ounces soba noodles
- 3 tablespoons sesame oil
- Simmer the tofu in the soy sauce with the gingeroot, onion, and the 2 1/4 cups of water for 1 hours.
- Allow to marinate for at least 1 hours.
- or up to 5 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 350*.
- Place the red pepper, celery, bok choy, and zucchini in a large, shallow, ovenproof dish and pour the tofu and marinade over them.
- Braise for 30 to 60 minutes.
- ,depending on how you like your tofu or how much time you have.
- I usually cook it until the tofu is browned and the sauce is bubbly.
- While the tofu is cooking, place the soba noodles in boiling water with 1 tbls.
- of sesame oil and cook until al dente.
- Drain and place in nonstick pan over medium-high heat.
- Add the remaining 2 tbls.
- of sesame oil and spread the noodles so they cover the pan evenly.
- Cook until darkly browned or lightly burned.
- To serve, spoon the tofu mixture over individual portions of the fried noodles.
I felt like the sauce was a little bit runny, and lacking flavor. It was salty. I ended up adding some crushed red pepper and some honey to the sauce. I liked the fried noodles, though!
Note to reduce the amount of salt, use a low sodium soy sauce or Braggs liquid Aminos [this is a very very low sodium soy sauce]
I really wanted to love this recipe. The tofu was just too salty from the soy sauce, almost to the point of being inedible. The veggies and noodles tasted okay. I marinated for four hours and braised for one hour. The presentation was lovely but the flavor...not so much.