This Stir-fry is your new best friend. It is salty, light-carb and jam-packed with delicious veg. You will have reached your flavor peak, happy and satisfied. Most men can’t make such a promise.
Cooking time Approx: 30 mins.
1 cup broccoli, stems thinly sliced, cut into florets
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 hand fulls fresh spinach leaves
1/2 cup red pepper, sliced
1/2 cup green pepper, sliced
1 cup thinly sliced green onions, extra for garnish
1 16 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup miso
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 a brick of firm tofu, cubed
3 tbsp soy saucedash of Montreal steak spice
4 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
Sweet Thai Chili Sauce, to serve
Prepare a pot of salted water for boiling chow mein noodles.
Preheat a large pan or wok over medium high heat. First heat a tbsp of oil, saute the broccoli with a pinch of salt for about 5 minutes. Broccoli should be browned in some spots. Add a splash of water and cover for another minute. Remove the broccoli from the pan and set aside. We will come back to it.
Heat a separate pan on mid-high heat. Toss in Tofu and soak with soy sauce, season with a dash of Montreal steak spice. Cook, turning occasionally until the tofu is a yummy brown colour. Set aside.
The water we prepared should be boiling. Use a measuring cup to remove 1/2 a cup of water. Then cook the noodles according to package directions, usually boiling for 3-5 minutes. Drain when ready.
Here is the fun part, putting everything together. Preheat the large pan again, add oil and saute garlic over medium heat for about a minute. Your kitchen should begin to taste of garlic and all its delicious-ness. Add green onion and saute for about 5 minutes, until wilted. Add beans, red and green peppers and heat through. Once your veg is heated, add the spinach and cook until wilted.
While you are waiting, mix together your miso and the warm water we collected earlier.
Add your drained noodles to the pan with the miso, tofu and broccoli. Saute for about 2 minutes, making sure everything is nice and coated.
To serve, top with green onion and sesame seeds. Add a dollop of Thai Chili sauce for some sweetness, turn down the lights and enjoy.