Beef and Tofu in Oyster Sauce

"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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  • Bring 2 to 3 cups water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • When it is boiling rapidly, add all the asparagus EXCEPT the tips.
  • When the water begins boiling again, add the tips, and boil for about 1 minute.
  • The aim is for the asparagus to still be crunchy, so judge cooking time by whether it is thin or thick.
  • Drain and reserve.
  • Mix cornflour with water and keep handy.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan or wok.
  • Cook the beef, green onion and grated ginger until the beef shows just a little red.
  • Add the beef broth, sugar, oyster sauce, soy sauce and tofu, being careful not to break up the tofu very much.
  • Simmer over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, until the pieces of tofu are warm inside.
  • Stir in the asparagus.
  • When the asparagus is done to your liking add cornflour-water mixture and remove from heat.

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  1. This was super good! I did make a mistake and used silken tofu, which made the texture a little iffy, but the flavor was excellent. Next time I will serve this over rice (making rice today with the leftover sauce, it's so good). Thanks mianbao!
  2. Had all the ingredients, did it as prescribed and everyone enjoyed. It was a very nice meal and will definitely recur with this recipe, One to keek and it gives you the opportunity to eat tofu.
  3. THis was a nice dish for using tofu....It really soaked in the flavor. I only gave a 3 star because of the beef. Although I sliced it thinly, I thought, it came out a little tough. My suggestion is to remove the beef after lite frying and add it back with the asparagus to finish cooking.
  4. Very good easy to make one pan supper which we all enjoyed, even the tofu-haters at our house enjoyed this dish. Thanks for sharing this keeper!


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