4tablespoonsnatural dark soy sauce/ tamari / coconut aminos
1/2tablespoon Asian black bean pasteoptional
1tablespoonagave or brown sugar *
2tablespoonred chili sauce/sriracha or hot sauce of your choice
2tablespoonwater if sauce is too thick
For stir fry
2tablespoonsesame oil or cooking oil
1/4cupWhite part of spring onions chopped
6asparagus stemsend chopped and cut diagonally
½cupcubed bell peppers
12french beans cut diagonally
1carrot chopped into strips
Handful of broccoli florets
Handful of cherry tomatoes sliced in half
4-6ozi.e approx. ½ cup firm tofupressed at least for 30 minutes to drain excess water and cut
Salt to taste *
1/4cupGreen part of spring onions chopped.
Roasted Sesame seeds for garnish.
For the sauce
Blend all ingredients called for the sauce in a blender until emulsified for 10-15 seconds.
If mixing manually with a whisk then in a microwave melt peanut butter a bit so that it mixes easily with other ingredients.
For the stir fry
Heat oil in a pan/wok on medium high heat
Add in the chopped spring onions and saute for 30 seconds.
Add in beans and carrots - saute for 1 minute.
Add in peppers and saute for 30 seconds
Add in asparagus and saute for a minute
Add in the broccoli and saute for 30 seconds approx.
Now toss in the cherry tomatoes and the sauce .
Let the sauce come to a simmer.
Fold in the pressed tofu .
Add in water only if you think the sauce is too thick.
Taste test and add in the salt.
Adjust the seasoning and sauces according to your taste.
Sprinkle some roasted sesame seeds and green part of spring onions for additional flavor.
Spice level of this stir fry is 4 on 5 . 5 being very spicy so adjust chili sauce to your spice level. You may sub agave with honey. Use vegetables of your choice. Sub tofu with paneer if desired. Serve warm over your choice of rice, noodles or quinoa .
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