Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vegetable, Tofu Lo Mein with Spicy Fermented Black Bean Sauce

Hot and spicy!
Boil some lo mein noodles or ramen noodles in water over high heat.
     Saute these ingredients in a saute pan or wok with a little bit of soy oil and sesame oil over medium high heat:  A little bit each of minced garlic, minced ginger, diced green bell pepper, diced red bell pepper, sliced cabbage and diced onion.
     Add a splash of vegetable broth, a very small amount of fermented black bean paste, a dab of Korean red chili pepper sauce, a few peas and a pinch of white pepper.  (No salt is needed.  The fermented black bean paste is very salty, so don't add too much!)
     Simmer for a minute and add some firm tofu that is cut into cube shapes.
     Drain the water off of the noodles when they are fully cooked.  Toss the noodles and sauce together in the saute pan.  Place the vegetable lo mein onto a plate.
     The nice bold flavor of fermented black beans is noticeable in this entree.  No salt is needed because the fermented black beans are very salty.  This is a nice, healthy, vegetarian dish with plenty of protein from the bean curd.  Delicious!  ...   Shawna

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