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Chinese Braised Mushrooms and Tofu


This is a very popular Chinese recipe. In the traditional way, always use lots of chili sauce and scallions. There are some differences in this recipe, we add mushrooms to give the meaty texture, add water chestnuts to add some nice crunch. Delicious and refreshing.













Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free


1 tablespoon canola oil
4 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons ginger
freshly minced
4 each mushrooms, portabello
gills removed, chopped
1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
1 1/4 cups stock
mushroom or vegetable
2 tablespoons sherry
2 tablespoons soy sauce, sodium reduced
2 teaspoons brown sugar
14 ounces tofu
1 package, firm, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
8 ounces water chestnuts
1 can, rinsed and coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon water
1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add mushrooms and chile-garlic sauce and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the mushroom liquid has evaporated, 4 to 6 minutes.

Add broth, sherry, soy sauce, brown sugar, tofu and water chestnuts and bring to a simmer.

Cook, stirring occasionally and adjusting the heat as necessary to maintain a simmer, for 10 minutes to blend flavors.

Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl.

Stir the mixture into the saucepan and simmer until the sauce is thickened, about 2 minutes.


* not incl. in nutrient facts



over 7 years

Excellent, I made this recipe for dinner yesterday. I used the shitake mushrooms, added more garlic and green chiles, and it was delicious. We just ate it directly without any rice, absolutely delicious, flavorful and refreshing.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 220g (7.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 27329% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 598mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 38%
Calcium 39% Iron 15%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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