Okra and Tofu
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Recipe type: Sides
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 2
  • 12 oz / 350g okra, stems discarded, sliced very thinly at a diagonal
  • 2 oz / 50g tofu, cubed
  • 1" ginger, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  1. Heat 3 Tbsp oil in a wok. Okra absorbs oil easily so use a little more than you would normally use for stir-frys. Place the ginger and garlic and stir-fry till garlic starts to turn golden.
  2. Keeping heat high, add in okra. Stir-fry for about 1 minute.
  3. Add tofu and continue to stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  4. Add sugar and soy sauce and stir well. Reduce to medium heat and allow sugar to caramelize. Add 1-2 tsp water at the very end if you find it too dry.
To keep okra dry, rinse in running water and dry thoroughly with paper towels before slicing. Wipe down the knife blade periodically if it gets slimy. Place sliced okra in a dry container before use. 

Recipe by Ginger and Cilantro at http://www.gingerandcilantro.com/okra-and-tofu/