Protein packed Tofu and Soba Noodles

Tofu comes in many forms, including firm (best for this recipe) soft, silken, pressed and dried

To make Tofu, dry soybeans are soaked, ground, heated and then filtered to create soymilk, a coagulating agent.  The type of coagulent used determines the texture of the final product

The noodles above I use varies as King Sobamakes an incredible range to choose from, these are the Brown Rice pack, you have to make sure you cook in plenty of boiling water like Pasta, in a big pot otherwise they will be too starchy and stick together. These noodles come wrapped in there own individual portions, 3 to a pack, so need 1 per person*

You will need for the Tofu:

200g/7oz firm Tofu (weighed down to reduce water content)
2tsp sesame oil
2tsp minced ginger
bunch of scallions/spring onions
1 tbspn Tamari/Shoyu

Preperation:

First slice the Tofu into pieces and lay either on a dish towel, dish cloths or paper towels on a plate, then place the tofu on top and place another plate on top with weights (if you have) or a bowl of water to press the tofu.  This releases the excess water and stops the tofu from spitting and allows it to crisp up

Heat oil in a skillet or frying pan on a medium heat, when the oil is thinning but not smoking add the tofu over and leave to gently fry until it forms a browning crust, then flip over and fry on other side, repeat until all tofu is browned

Remove from the pan and add the ginger and scallions and cook for 2-3 minutes

Add the tofu back in and gently warm up, then add the soy sauce for 1 minute

Serve

Noodles: Pack of choice
2 bundles of noodles
Large pan of salted boiling water

Preparation:

Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil and add a pinch of salt, add the noodles and cook as per instructions, usually 4-5 minutes only drain and rinse with cold water and add some vegetables, soy sauce and sesame oil dressing with sesame seeds and or hemp seeds (hulled) Est Voila*!

I also like to eat this with Quinoa and green lentils boiled with wakame seaweed, diced carrot, onion and celery, then mixed with parsley

***Note*** please use Organic Soy as it is otherwise genetically modified and not good for the planet