Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sesame Kale with Fried Tofu

Seamus inspects kale
Somehow another four months have passed, and there have been many good eats both at home and out during that time, though I've neglected to write about them. Here again, I attempt to pick up my blog with something fast, easy, fresh, and delicious that I made after a long coffee shop work date with some friends. A few days ago, when a friend tried to persuade me to join her for dinner, I insisted that I couldn't because I needed to cook some tofu in my fridge. Obviously overruled, I've spent a bit of time since then thinking about what I should do with that tofu.

Today I took a quick break to walk to a small farmer's market in Opelika with another friend, and picked up some fresh turmeric (which I've never seen before and looks like fresh ginger) and fresh kale. I'm saving the turmeric to add into my morning smoothies, but used the kale as the base for cooking up that tofu.


Sesame Kale with Fried Tofu

Ingredients

1 package extra-firm tofu
2 tbl flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 large bag of fresh kale
3 tbl canola oil
2 tbl sesame oil
1 tbl black sesame seeds

1. Mix flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl.

2. Chop tofu into medium-sized cubes and stir with the dry ingredients to coat.

3. Heat a small frying pan with 2 tbl of canola oil.

4. Wash kale and heat 1 tbl canola oil in a wok.

5. Fry the tofu slices, a few minutes on each side.

6. Stir-fry the kale for about 5 minutes. Add sesame oil, tofu, sesame seeds, and a sprinkle of salt crystals. Stir and serve.