Friday, November 14, 2008

stir-fried peanut sprout & tofu


Stir-fried Peanut Sprout & Tofu

Recently (in the past few years), in every decent supermarket in Bangkok that we go, we will find “Peanut Sprout”. It’s becoming a big hit in Bangkok. I guess its because now Thai people in general are more concerned about Health. Every thing, that is related to good health, sells.

I saw it on the oranic shelves at Central Food Hall for ages, but never once think of cooking it until recently, I ate at "KangEang at Pier" restaurant in Phuket. They cooked it as a side dish to serve with “Nam Prik Gunng Sieb”, I found it very delicious.
So, when I got back home, I started to think of cooking it. The idea of stir-fry it with Tofu comes to mind.

Find below a recipe of “Stir-fried Peanut Sprout with Tofu

2-3 Cups of Peanut Sprouts, cleaned
½ - 1 Cup of Tofu (Hard Bean Curd), cut
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil, Extra light & Mild
2 Tablespoons of Oyster Sauce
2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
1-2 Tablespoons of Garlic, finely chopped
A dash of Brown Sugar
A handful of Spring Onion, cut
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Preparation

Set a large Saucepan over high-heat, bring to the boil
Add in Peanut Sprouts, leave for a few mins till a little cooked
Remove into cold water, then drain & keep one side

Se a wok over high-heat
Add Olive oil, wait till becoming hot
Add Garlic, fry till aromatic
Add in Tofu, fry gently till a litter cooked
Add Oyster & Soy sauce, & a dash of Brown sugar
Add cooked Peanut Sprouts, stir-fry quickly for a few mins
Sprinkle with Spring Onion
Remove into a serving plate
Serve hot with Steamed Rice

1 comment:

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I've never seen peanut sprouts before. They look so cute!