January 26, 2009

Tricolor Strips Stir Fry

This is a quick stir fry dish that can be eaten by itself, with noodles or with rice. Substitute meat with vegetarian meat strips to make this a vegetarian/vegan dish. A trip to any Chinese supermarket is sufficient to pick up all that is needed for this dish. Vegetarian meat strips can be found in some Chinese supermarkets in the vegetarian food section. Any mock meat or soy meat can be used as substitution. Spiced dry tofu can also be found in Chinese supermarkets. They are thin blocks of firm tofu with a brown skin (from the spices).

2 cups chicken, pork or beef, julienne (or vegetarian meat strips)
2 cups celery, julienne
2 cups peppers (red and green), julienne
2 cups spiced dry tofu, julienne
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoon Lee Kum Kee Chili Black Bean Sauce
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon white pepper
¼ cup water (or vegetable stock)

Heat oil on medium flame. Add garlic and fry until slightly brown. Add in Lee Kum Kee Chili Black Bean Sauce, soy sauce, sugar and white pepper. Add in meat strips and saute until browned (just stir in mock meat if using). Add tofu. Fry for a few minutes until well mixed. Add in celery and peppers. Stir and mix well. Add in water (or vegetable stock). Cook for a few minutes until sauce thickens and vegetables are cooked (you can cook the vegetables longer or shorter depending on how you like your celery and peppers).

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