Crispy Tofu
30 January 2011, 3:35 pm
Filed under: Cooking, General

Tofu according to health practitioners supplies a variety of protein, calcium, vitamins and protects the body against health conditions including heart disease, cancer and beneficial to women in both peri-menopause and menopause stage, etc. The isoflavones in tofu act as a form of estrogen in the body.

Again, the recipe is taken from my over-used recipe book, The Best of Food Magazine.

2 blocks tofu (firm)
2 egg whites
1 cup Japanese bread crumbs
Cooking oil

Pat tofu dry with paper towels
Slice tofu into squares
Dip in egg whites
Coat with bread crumbs, taking care to cover surface completely
In a wok, heat cooking oil
Fry tofu, a few pieces at a time until coating becomes crisp
Drain on paper towels.

*serve with either Teriyaki sauce or Vinegared sauce


Beef with Green Pepper (Capsicum)
30 January 2011, 2:43 pm
Filed under: Beef

This is the easiest beef recipe I have prepared, so far. Instead of just green capsicum, I combined the yellow and red capsicums for colour. The recipe is adapted from The Best of Food Magazine bought in Manila years ago.

½ kilo sirloin steak (porterhouse steak) – ½ inch thick
¼ cup cooking oil
1 cup water
1 medium onion, cut into ¼ inch slices
½ teaspoon garlic salt
½ teaspoon sliced ginger
1 medium green, yellow and red bell capsicum, cut into ¾ inch strips
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges

Cut meat into one-inch strips
Heat oil in a large skillet
Brown meat in oil, turning frequently about 2-3 minutes
In a bowl combine water, onion, garlic salt, and ginger
Stir into skillet and bring to a simmer
Let simmer around 5 minutes then add capsicum strips
Blend cornstarch, sugar and soy sauce until smooth
Pour into meat mixture
Add tomatoes

Cover and cook over low heat until tomatoes are heated through, about two minutes.
Serve warm with rice.