Chinese New Year Tofu with Bamboo Shoots

Chinese New Year is right around the corner and what a perfect time to broaden our culinary horizons and experiment with Asian cooking. This is a pretty straightforward recipe that simply requires some prep work and perhaps the purchase of a few ingredients you may not have. This recipe will feed a large crowd so feel free to halve it or even quarter it if you won’t be able to eat it all. Enjoy!

Tofu with Bamboo Shoots:
4 16 oz. boxes firm tofu
2 cups bamboo shoots (fresh or from a can-can get fresh ones at some Asian food stores)
1 cup chopped cilantro

one large onion, chopped

2 TBS canola oil

10 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBS grated ginger

Sauce:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 TBS sesame oil
2 TBS Sriracha
2 TBS honey (or agave syrup)
Sir together in a bowl and set aside

Method:
In a large pot or frying pan over low to medium heat, heat up the oil
When oil is hot, add ginger, onions and garlic and stir until onions start to wilt-lower the flame if garlic seems to be burning
Add in the tofu, bamboo shoots and cilantro and stir to combine all the ingredients
Add in the sauce and stir gently so as not to break up tofu too much (unless you want it broken up)
Serve hot with rice and enjoy!

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