Hoisin Tofu Lo Mein
with mushrooms / carrots / snow peas
- Tofu, extra-firm - 16 oz, 1/2" / 1.3 cm cubes (vacuum-packed preferable)
- Mushrooms, shiitake - 8 oz, sliced
- Noodles, lo mein - 8 oz (sub linguine or spaghetti)
- Cilantro - 2 Tbsp, leaves torn
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp
- Snow peas - 6 oz
- Carrots - 5 oz, shredded (look for pre-shredded)
- Lemons, juice of - 1/2
- Hot sauce (opt) - for serving
- Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
- Water - 3/4 cup
- Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1/3 cup
- Hoisin sauce - 2 Tbsp
- Vinegar, rice - 1 Tbsp
- Cornstarch - 1 Tbsp
- Tofu - If tofu is packaged in water, press out liquid first, like in this video. Then slice into 1/2” / 1.3 cm thick cubes. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
- Garlic - Chop garlic. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Make sauce - Whisk together garlic, water, soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, vinegar, and cornstarch. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Mushrooms - Slice mushrooms. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
- Noodles - Cook noodles according to package directions. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
- Cilantro - Chop cilantro.
- Heat a wok with first part of oil over medium-high heat. Add tofu and saute until tofu is lightly browned on all sides, 5 to 6 minutes. Season with some salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute more. Set tofu aside and return pan to heat.
- Add second part of oil to wok and then mushrooms, snow peas, and carrots. Saute until starting to turn tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add tofu back to wok along with sauce and bring to a simmer. Simmer until sauce bubbles and thickens, ~2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add noodles. Toss everything to combine.
- Top lo mein with lemon juice and cilantro. Serve with some hot sauce if you’d like. Enjoy!
really good, but could have used a bit more pop of flavor, it was a little bland.0 Helpful
I want to make this all the time0 Helpful
I loved this! Easy and very tasty0 Helpful
So quick and easy. Really nice use of leftover meatballs. Flavor didn’t wow me, but was pretty good.0 Helpful
Delicious “healthy” lo mein Used snap peas instead of snow, rice noodles because it’s what I had, and added cashews. Great left overs.0 Helpful
Tasted fine, quick to make but not super filling.0 Helpful