Are you looking for a quick and easy recipe that’s packed with flavor and nutrients? Look no further than this black pepper tofu stir-fry! With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of prep time, you can have a delicious and healthy meal that’s ready to go in no time.
The secret to this recipe is the marinade, which is made with crushed black peppercorns, olive oil, salt, and minced garlic. The combination of these ingredients creates a savory and slightly spicy flavor that pairs perfectly with the tofu and vegetables. The stir-fry is easy to customize with your favorite vegetables, and it pairs well with a variety of side dishes such as rice or noodles.
- 1 pound firm tofu, drained and cut into cubes
- 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- Crush the black peppercorns using a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder.
- In a small bowl, mix together the crushed black peppercorns, 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and minced garlic to create a marinade.
- Place the tofu in a baking dish and pour the marinade over it, making sure to coat the tofu evenly.
- Heat the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the tofu, bell pepper, broccoli, and mushrooms to the wok and stir-fry for 5-6 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and the tofu is golden brown.
- In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, cornstarch, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
- Add the soy sauce mixture to the wok and stir-fry for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
- Garnish the stir-fry with green onions and serve hot.
This recipe uses black peppercorns to add a savory and slightly spicy flavor to the tofu and vegetables. The marinade also includes garlic, which adds additional flavor and helps to tenderize the tofu. The stir-fry is easy to customize with your favorite vegetables, and it pairs well with a variety of side dishes such as rice or noodles.
For an extra special touch, consider using smoking gun peppercorns in this black pepper chicken recipe. Smoking gun peppercorns are black peppercorns that have been infused and slowly smoked, which gives them a unique and intense smoky flavor. They add a depth of flavor to any dish and can really elevate the taste of this black pepper chicken. Get them here.