Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Maple-Glazed Root Vegetable Stir Fry with Fried Tofu

1-2 lbs of assorted root vegetables (Jerusalem Artichoke, carrot, golden beets, parsnips, etc.), peeled and chopped into ½-inch pieces
2-3 tbs. oil

Preheat the oven to 375.  Heat oil over medium heat in an oven-proof pan until shimmering and fry the root vegetables for 8-10 minutes (if using beets it’s a good idea to cook them separate unless you want everything to turn red!).  Transfer the pan to the oven and roast for 25 minutes, or until they are golden and tender (not mushy).  

1 package firm tofu (or tempeh)
2-3 tbs. oil

Remove the tofu from package and press to remove excess water.  Heat oil over medium heat until shimmering.  Chop tofu into ½-inch pieces and fry, turning every 5 minutes until golden (about 20 minutes). 

¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup soy sauce
2-3 green onions (scallions), finely diced
3 tbs. sesame seeds, toasted

Remove the roasted vegetables from the oven and return to the stove.  Add the tofu, maple syrup and soy sauce, and bring to a simmer over medium heat.  After 5-10 minutes the vegetables should be glazed.  Garnish with the green onions and sesame seeds and serve over rice, or other grain.  

Guest Recipe Post by Jon Spee
(Adapted from this recipe)

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