Tofu and Mushroom Storganoff

Tofu and Mushroom Storganoff

A while ago I posted beef stroganoff, a classic recipe that is loved by many but now I am craving for some stroganoff but I am not in the mood for beef, a healthier variant would be a good choice so tofu and mushrooms will be in the ingredients, I will be using coconut cream instead of a normal cream to give it more flavour which we need specially when there’s no meat involved. I know this does not taste like its beef counterpart but trust me it is as tasty and a very healthy option, I did not even noticed it does not have meat.

Ingredients

2 blocks firm tofu
250g button mushrooms, sliced
2 yellow capsicum, sliced
1 red onion, thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2/3 cup vegetable stock
1 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp water
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 cup coconut cream
Salt
freshly ground black pepper
oil

Method

  1. Cut tofu blocks into 3 pieces each, place in a deep fryer and fry until its golden brown. Drain, let it cool then cut into small cubes.
  2. In a pan add oil then sauté garlic and onions.
  3. Add mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes
  4. Add capsicums and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the stock, peanut butter, coconut cream, dissolved cornstarch and tofu. Simmer for 3 minutes then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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  1. I really should try tofu again your meal looks very tasty. Maybe deep frying it will be more palatable for me.
    :-) Mandy

  2. Wow that looks good…I haven’t ever tried cooking with tofu but I do like it!

  3. What a fabulous substitute and healthier version. I have been giving up red meat lately and this would be a perfect dish to add to my vegetarian repertoire.

  4. Carolyn Chan says:

    Brilliant way to eat tofu ! I have also tried dry frying tofu in my non-stick pan so that it keeps it’s shape (I am scared of deep frying in case I have a disaster in the kitchen haha)

  5. This is great, it’s a dish frankly I’ve never been a fan of because it’s so heavy. And that says a lot. So I love your lighter take!

  6. crustabakes says:

    I could definitely serve this up for my vegetarian mom! what great substitutions!

  7. Caroline says:

    I’ve never seen a tofu stroganoff, but I love this! Much healthier version of the heavy dish, well, minus the deep frying aspect. But I think that would make it much easier for me to eat. :)

  8. Sissi says:

    On the photo your tofu looks like smoked tofu (I don’t know if you have ever had it, it’s addictive!). Very creative modifications! I love deep fried tofu and frankly try to forget it exists (otherwise I can eat the whole block alone!).

  9. Very healthy recipe Raymund except a bit worried about adding coconut milk inside, anyway it doesn’t hurt if its once a while.

  10. peachkins says:

    I love! it’s good to eat meatless dish once in a while.. and what I love abut this is that it is high in protein and it looks very flavorful!

  11. Meri says:

    Mmmm those mushrooms look SO good, I bet they were perfectly “meaty” for this meal. I am a huge fungus fan :)

  12. I just checked your beef version. Ohhh nice… I’ll probably try the beef version first. Although this tofu and mushroom is what my body “should” have…considering my weight gain. >_< Great post as usual Raymund!

  13. Love 2 Type says:

    tofu?? yuckieee… my brother was admitted in seventh day hospital once and it was like tofu in every meal.. yuck yuck..

    • rsmacaalay says:

      I guess tofu can be yucky or can be delicious, it just how you cook it, thats why tofu is usually used in rich thick saucy dishes as it absorbs all the flavours.

  14. Came upon your site yesterday via Celia’s blogroll (http//:thekitchensgarden.wordpress.com). Tried this recipe last night. Shallow fried tofu. Very tasty.

  15. Anna says:

    This is a great and easy recipe. Tried it today and it’s yummy. Used korean firm tofu because it’s creamy yet fluffy and beef stock instead of vegetable

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