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Ching-He Huang’s smoked tofu veggie stir-fry with cashew nuts

This is a great dish for clearing the fridge.

Smoked tofu veggie stir-fry with cashew nuts
Smoked tofu veggie stir-fry with cashew nuts Smoked tofu veggie stir-fry with cashew nuts

“It’s amazing what a little carrot, red pepper and spring onion can do! Or you can use whatever veggies you have to hand – this one is delicious and versatile,” says TV chef and cookery author Ching-He Huang.

Smoked tofu veggie stir-fry with cashew nuts

Ingredients:


(Serves 1)

1tbsp rapeseed oil


1 garlic clove, peeled, crushed, and finely chopped


2.5cm piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely grated


1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped


½ red onion, sliced


100g smoked tofu, sliced into strips


1tsp dark soy sauce


1 carrot, trimmed and sliced into julienne strips on the diagonal


½ red pepper, cored, deseeded and sliced into strips


2 spring onions, trimmed and sliced into 5cm pieces


1tbsp Shaohsing rice wine


1tbsp vegetarian mushroom sauce


1tbsp low-sodium light soy sauce


1tsp golden syrup


1tsp toasted sesame oil


8 whole roasted, unsalted cashew nuts, halved


Cooked jasmine rice, to serve


Black sesame seeds, to garnish

Smoked tofu veggie stir-fry with cashew nuts
Smoked tofu veggie stir-fry with cashew nuts Smoked tofu veggie stir-fry with cashew nuts (Jamie Cho/PA)

Method:

1. Heat a wok over a high heat until smoking. Add the rapeseed oil and give it a swirl.

2. Add the garlic, ginger, red chilli and red onion and toss for a few seconds.

3. Add the smoked tofu and season with the dark soy sauce, then toss for a few seconds. Add the carrot, red pepper and spring onions, then season with Shaohsing rice wine.

4. Add the vegetarian mushroom sauce, light soy sauce and golden syrup, and toss well.

5. Season with the toasted sesame oil, then add the roasted cashew nuts. Sprinkle over the black sesame seeds and serve with jasmine rice.

Wok For Less by Ching-He Huang is published by Kyle Books, priced £25.  Photography by Jamie Cho. Available now