Beef and Tofu in Oyster Sauce

“Tofu is the mashed potatoes of Asia. It's not just for vegetarians. It soaks up beef juices and becomes wonderfully flavorful.”
READY IN:
45mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring 2 to 3 cups water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. When it is boiling rapidly, add all the asparagus EXCEPT the tips.
  3. When the water begins boiling again, add the tips, and boil for about 1 minute.
  4. The aim is for the asparagus to still be crunchy, so judge cooking time by whether it is thin or thick.
  5. Drain and reserve.
  6. Mix cornflour with water and keep handy.
  7. Heat oil in a frying pan or wok.
  8. Cook the beef, green onion and grated ginger until the beef shows just a little red.
  9. Add the beef broth, sugar, oyster sauce, soy sauce and tofu, being careful not to break up the tofu very much.
  10. Simmer over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, until the pieces of tofu are warm inside.
  11. Stir in the asparagus.
  12. When the asparagus is done to your liking add cornflour-water mixture and remove from heat.

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