Prawns and tofu over broccoli

Prawns and tofu over broccoli


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About this recipe: A simple and wholesome Chinese dish. Prawns are simmered in a sauce and served over broccoli and pan-fried tofu. Enjoy with a bowl of freshly steamed white rice.

tonytsang Quebec, Canada

Makes: 4 - 6 servings

  • 10 frozen cooked prawns, thawed
  • garlic salt to taste
  • white pepper to taste
  • 150g frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 slices fresh ginger
  • 2 heads broccoli, chopped into florets
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tube egg tofu, sliced then dredged in cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 crab flavoured seafood sticks, chopped
  • 125ml concentrated chicken stock
  • 1-2 tablespoon cornflour, mixed with 125ml water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sesame oil to taste

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Season the prawns with garlic salt and white pepper. Set aside until needed.
  2. Blanch the mixed vegetables with ginger for 2-3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Blanch the broccoli florets for 2-3 minutes. Drain, toss with a little salt and place into serving dish.
  4. Heat a large frying pan with 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Fry the tofu until evenly brown on both sides, 4-5 minutes total. Place over the broccoli.
  5. Heat the same frying pan with 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Fry the garlic until aromatic, 2-3 minutes. Add the onion and salt and fry until soft, 3-4 minutes.
  6. Stir in the mixed vegetables, prawns and crab flavoured seafood sticks. Add the chicken stock, cornflour slurry and seasonings and heat through until thick, 1-2 minutes. Pour over the tofu and serve.


If egg tofu is unavailable, use 250g firm tofu instead.

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