Sunday, May 21, 2006

Moo Shi Veggies and Tofu or Seitan

I have some pics on snapfish, I figured I'd share some more recipes.
This is one of my favorite meals. It's my MooShi (mooshu) recipe. I made this with tofu and served it over soba noodles. It is not the prettiest dish, but it sure is good. I can't get enough ginger, garlic and hot peppers! The picture is not an exact replica of the recipe, but is close. I don't think I used any scallions or mushrooms in the pic and it was still good, but not spectacular.

Moo-Shi Vegetables with Seitan
Serves 4

-3 tbsp vegetable oil
-1 lb seitan or tofu that has been frozen, thawed and drained of water
-1/2 capful liquid smoke
-1 onion, cut into half moons
-4 tbsp fresh ginger (less if you aren’t a fan of ginger)
-1 jalapeno chile or thai bird chile
-6 cloves crushed garlic
-1/2 medium cabbage, shredded
-2 large carrots, shredded
-6 oz sliced mushrooms
-1 bunch scallions
-soy sauce to taste
-1 tbsp vinegar, lemon or lime juice
-1/2 cup hoisen sauce plus extra for the table
-1/2 cup water or stock
-2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
-salt/lots of black pepper
-tortillas, moo-shi pancakes or rice

In a heavy bottomed pan heat the veg oil, until almost smoking. Add 1 tbsp ginger, the chile, smoke, onion and seitan. Stir -fry over high heat until the seitan is brown. Add a splash of soy sauce. At this point add the rest of the ginger, garlic, cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, scallions and another splash of soy then add the scallions. Cook for several minutes on medium-high heat. Now add the vinegar, hoisen sauce, water, sesame oil, and salt/pepper.
Serve over rice or with tortillas or Moo-shi pancakes. Have extra Hoisen at the table and some spicy chile-garlic sauce.

My "meatloaf" came out really well. My oldest son and I ended up eating some of it for lunch today with a tahini lemon sauce and cut up green, red and yellow bell peppers. I will freeze the rest in individual portions since my dinner plans have changed for tomorrow. I'm making pizza. Dairy pizza for my kids/husband and for me, I made some pesto and mixed it with tofu. I'll use that as my cheese along with a tiny bit of tahini sauce.

I found a toaster oven pizza stone and ordered it yesterday. That will be awesome because I hate heating up our oven to 500 for the several hours it takes to make pizza for the family. It seems very induldgent and wasteful of energy. I'm a freak like that... I can't help it. I will not turn my large oven on unless I use every rack and bake a ton of things.

Dinner tonight is leftovers. I have some black bean burrito filling leftover that I'm turning into soup. I'll serve that with some salad as well. My youngest son is in love with anything black bean and mexican flavored. I love it because he's a bit more picky that his brother. My husband is at his mothers helping her clear out the remaining flood soaked carpet from the floods last week in New England.


  1. Thanks do much for the*yummy* recipes you left me on my site! They sound wonderful!

  2. Hi Melody - welcome to food blogging! It's a wonderful, welcoming community. Be sure to sign up at the food blog school and BlogHer.

  3. It might not be the "prettiest" dish but it looks incredibly tasty and even at 10am is making my stomach rumble! Mmmmmm!

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