Stir Fried Homemade Tofu with Shredded Chicken

Stir Fried Homemade Tofu with Shredded Chicken-first tofu batch Nov 2012

So I made the tofu wee small block of my very own handmade tofu.
Proudly I slid it into a it;s own container with fresh cold water and it was sitting there patiently for me to eat it.Most recipes say you have to consume it fast-literally within hours sort of deal but I did wait till the next day to crack it open and rinse it off.
I was worried it may be crumbly but not at all.

I poached a whole chicken and shredded that up to have that with chinese celery, coriander and toasted peanuts and my chilli garlic fried tofu.

Texturally -very nice I have to say. Firm but not too dense and not crumbly so I was happy with that aspect. Taste wise it is pretty tasteless -hence why I choose to fry it in the chilli and garlic but tofu is really all about texture.

Stir Fried Tofu with Shredded Chicken

1-2 cups Shredded meat from chicken-can be left over roasted chicken, some off a whole poached chicken , just leg meat...whatever you have on hand is fine and cold is preferable
1 bunch Chinese celery, well washed-if you cant find then use 3-4 sticks finely julienned regular celery
handful fresh coriander, well washed                                           bunch of choy sum,sliced finely and blanched                                1 spring onion, roots trimmed and sliced finely on a diagonal
1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorn, ground finely
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon superior Chinese light soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2-3 T roasted peanuts

In a bowl mix the chicken with all the ingredients and set aside to marinate for 10-15 mins in the fridge.
Meanwhile heat a wok with a little grapeseed oil
slice 2-3 (or to your taste) red chillies finely and 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed finely.
Rinse your firm tofu well then cut into thin stripes of even size
Add the chilli and garlic to the wok and be careful not to burn before adding the tofu slices.
Carefully brown on each side, turning the tofu as needed.
Remove from the heat and add to the salad mixing the tofu through well.
Either serve straight away or allow to sit and continue marinating for another 20 mins.
Great as a lunch box meal.

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