Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Garlic, Spinach & Noodle Stir-Fry

This dish is based on the one I found at here. I made a few changes in ingredients and added some Sirachi to spice it up a notch. The recipe only uses 1/2 of a package of tofu and this was so delicious, I made it again the very next night with the rest of the tofu. Sooo I'd recommend you just double everything you see below, yeah, it's that good! Recipe below serves 4-6 - if you double it's alot, but it's so delicious.
  • 3/4 cup frozen edamame
  • 8 ounces whole wheat spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Braggs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sirachi
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 8 ounces firm tofu, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno (optional) - mine was huge - I'd use two if small
  • 5 ounces fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Season with salt and add the edamame. Cook for 4 minutes, strain, and set aside.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions.

Make the sauce by whisking together the hoisin, 2 tablespoons of the Braggs, the Worcestershire, rice vinegar, sesame oil, Sirachi and corn starch.

Blot the tofu dry on paper towels. Heat 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil over medium-high heat in a very large non-stick skillet or wok. Add the tofu and stir fry until golden brown. Season with 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce and set aside.

Turn the heat down to medium. Add the remaining coconut oil along with the green garlic and chili peppers. Stir fry until starting to soften.

Add in the spinach. Cook until the spinach is just wilted.

Turn the heat up to high. Whisk the sauce again if it has separated and add it to the skillet.

When the sauce starts to boil and thicken, add in the cooked noodles, edamame, and tofu. Cook for another minute or so.

Add the cilantro at the last minute and serve.


  1. Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious! And the photo with all of the ingredients is very helpful too! I sometimes have trouble looking for certain ingredients when grocery shopping, so thank you for the photo! I'll definitely be saving this recipe.

    1. Adi, Thank you for stopping by and thanks for the compliment. If and when you try this dish I hope you'll let me know who it turned out for you. Have a great weekend.

  2. Ohhh your stir fry sounds REALLY good!!!! Love all the ingredients you added, stir fries are one of my favorite things to whip up because you can add so many different things! Yours sounds wonderful!

    1. Maria,
      Thank you for dropping in - I love spicy ethnic foods and I also love the versatility of a stir-fry (use what you have). If you make the dish let me know what you think.
      Take care,

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