Stir Fried Bean Sprouts

Stir Fried Bean Sprouts with Fish Cake

Looking for some variety to your veggie lineup? Stir Fried Bean Sprouts may be that easy-to-make dish that’ll anchor itself to the weekly dinner rotation. As with many stir-fry dishes, the principle of using high heat not only ensures much of the crunch in the fresh sprout is retained, the dish should hardly take any time to complete.

  • Corn or Vegetable Oil
  • 1 oz Fresh Ginger, julienned
  • 2 Cloves Fresh Minced Garlic
  • ½ lb Sun Xien Soy Bean Sprouts, rinsed & well drained
  • ¼ lb Snow Peas or Carrots, julienned
  • (optional) 2 oz Rice Wine, Sherry, or Cognac

Preheat a large pan on high heat. Once pan is hot, add a few tablespoons of oil to swish around the hot surface and follow with the fresh ginger to flavor the oil. 30 seconds later, add the minced garlic continuously stirring it in the oiled pan to keep it from scorching.

The instant the garlic shows any signs of turning a more golden color (and certainly before it scorches to blackness) add the drained bean sprouts. Follow this with snow peas or carrots. Stir and fold the vegetables in this hot pan for approximately a minute. Salt to taste.

Add a shotglass worth of water or any of the optional spirits mentioned and immediately cover with a tight-fitting lid. Lower the heat to a simmer setting and let the covered vegetables steam-cook for another minute.

When time is up, carefully plate and serve. Enjoy!

Serves 4.

There are so many ways to change and alter this recipe. Try it with

  • julienned 5-Spiced Tofu
  • julienned White Tofu
  • julienned fish cake (pictured above)
  • soy-marinated ground pork
  • deboned & shredded roast chicken
  • sliced & seared marinated beef

The key to incorporating the proteins is to cook it at the ginger-oil stage before the bean sprouts. Cook the raw meats thoroughly and set aside in a holding dish. Continue to stir-fry the vegetables as instructed. At the end of the steam-cooking stage when the cover is lifted, toss in the cooked meats, stir with the vegetables to incorporate and plate.

Fried Tofu

Fried Tofu

Those familiar with our packaged Fried Tofu already appreciate how a simple tofu texture can be transformed into something a bit more complex through deep frying. The nature of any packaged product of course cannot maintain the full crispness that occurs immediately out of the fryer. Thankfully, crisp Fried Tofu is easy to make.

Using Sun Xien Tofu ensures the best tasting results because of our soybean-rich process. A selection of firmness also provides a range of variations. First-timers may find Sun Xien’s Firm Tofu strikes a great balance of easy-handling in the fryer with a nice body and texture.

Fried Fresh Tofu

  • 14oz Sun Xien Firm Tofu
  • Corn or Vegetable Oil

Heat approxiately 1-2 inches of corn or vegetable oil in a heavy pot or fryer. The goal is to have enough oil to ensure the entire cut cube is submerged.

When oil reaches 350°F, carefully and slowly add Sun Xien Firm Tofu as a single, uncrowded layer. As the tofu cubes fry, shift or turn occasionally to keep them from sticking. Maintain the 350°F temperature throughout frying.

When tofu reaches a golden color as pictured in the dish, remove with a wire scoop and let the cubes drain on a wire mesh or paper towel.

From here, only the imagination will limit the types of coating or dipping sauces that can accompany crispy Fried Tofu.

Coating options:

  • Toasted Szechuan chiles
  • Pico de gallo
  • Grated Parmesan

Dipping sauce ideas:

  • Plum sauce
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Szechuan chili oil
  • Sweet sour sauce
  • Light Soy with minced jalapeño
  • Cilantro lime
  • Horseradish mayo
  • Peanut satay
  • Coconut curry