Stir-Fried Shiitake Mushrooms, Tofu and Asparagus Recipe

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Submitted by freeballard

Makes 3 servings



Shiitake mushroom stems are too tough to include in this stir-fry, but rather than discard them, I simmer them to make a light broth for the glaze. Serve this pretty stir-fry with rice or noodles.

Recipe Ingredients for Stir-Fried Shiitake Mushrooms, Tofu and Asparagus

3/8 pound shiitake mushrooms
3/4 pound asparagus
1 1/2 tbsp canola oil
9/16 pound tofu
1 1/2 tbsp finely minced garlic
1 1/2 tbsp finely minced ginger
3/4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
3/4 tbsp dry white wine
3/16 tsp sesame oil
3/4 tsp cornstarch

Recipe Directions for Stir-Fried Shiitake Mushrooms, Tofu and Asparagus

  1. Stem the mushrooms, and quarter the caps. Place the stems in a saucepan, and add 2 1/2 cups water and salt to taste. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes. Strain, discard the mushroom stems and return the broth to the heat. Bring back to a boil. Add the asparagus, and blanch for one to two minutes, just until bright. It should still be crunchy. Transfer to a bowl of cold water, then drain. Retain the broth.

  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, stir together 1 tablespoon soy sauce, the sherry, sesame oil and 1/4 cup of the broth. In a separate bowl or measuring cup, stir together 1/2 cup of the broth and the cornstarch.

  3. Heat a large, heavy skillet or wok over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil, and when the oil is hot but not smoking, add the tofu. Stir-fry until lightly colored, two to three minutes. Add soy sauce to taste, toss together for about 30 seconds, and transfer to a bowl or plate. Set aside.

  4. Add mushrooms to the pan, and stir-fry three to four minutes, until just tender and moist. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil, and stir in the garlic, ginger and asparagus. Stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add the tofu and soy sauce mixture, and stir-fry for two to three minutes, until the asparagus is just tender and the mixture is fragrant. Stir the cornstarch mixture again, and add to the pan. Stir just until the tofu and vegetables are glazed, and serve immediately with rice or noodles.

Categories

Vegetables, Main Dish, Asian, Stir Fry

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 278.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
201
Calories from Fat
102
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.3g
17%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
300mg
13%
Potassium
486mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
18.1g
6%
Dietary Fiber
4.8g
19%
Sugars
4.9g
Protein
11.1g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 21% Iron 25%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in calcium
  • High in iron
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in pantothenic acid
  • Very high in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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