These vegan Shanghai noodles are stir-fried with veggies, drenched in a savory sauce and served up with crispy pan-fried tofu.
- 9 1/2 ounces dried udon noodles
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons dry sherry (or Chinese cooking wine)
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup (or agave)
- 2 teaspoons chili paste (Asian, optional, or to taste)
- 2 teaspoons ginger (freshly grated)
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (divided)
- 1 pound extra firm tofu (drained, pressed and cut into 1 inch cubes)
- 4 cups napa cabbage (shredded)
- 2 medium carrots (julienned)
- Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook according to package directions, until al dente.
- Whisk soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sherry or cooking wine, sesame oil, cornstarch, maple syrup or agave, chili paste, ginger and garlic together in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Coat the bottom of a large nonstick skillet with 1 tablespoon of oil and place over medium heat. Add tofu and cook about 10 minutes, flipping once or twice, until browned on multiple sides. Remove from skillet and transfer to a plate.
- Add remaining tablespoon of oil to skillet and raise heat to high. Add carrots and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add cabbage and continue to stir-fry just until it begins to wilt and carrots are tender-crisp, about 30 seconds. Add noodles, soy sauce mixture and tofu to skillet. Flip a few times to coat the noodles and veggies in sauce. Cook just until noodles are heated throughout, about 30 seconds.
- Remove from heat and divide onto plates. Serve.
- NOTES Loosely adapted from Life Made Sweeter's Stir-Fried Shanghai Noodles with Ground Pork and Napa Cabbage. *There's actually a type of noodle called a "Shanghai noodle" that you might be able to find in Asian markets, but as far as I know, you'd be hard pressed to find it in vegan form. If you can find them, by all means use them. If not, udon noodles are a close enough approximation.
|Calories620Calories from Fat280|
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|Calories from Fat280|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.