Szechuan Tofu.. how is it pronounced?? Who knows! What does it mean?? It comes from the far, far east, and the meaning has been obscured over the generations.. Some informed individuals believe (with good reason) that it roughly translates to “delectable vegetable spicy awesomely goodness of a meal.” Yes, I know.. quite a lot of meaning crammed into a few syllables. Quite a lot of flavor crammed into a handful of ingredients, yet it does not overwhelm one’s palate, it keeps the appetite going until you need another bowlful, and another, and another..
The ingredients in this dish are tofu, broccoli, shiitakes, cashews, celery, onions, garlic, ginger, jalapeños, canola oil, tamari, and mirin.
To make this BOWL O’ AWESOMENESS, heat up some canola oil in your skillet/wok and toss in minced jalapeños or other fun chili peppers. Sauté for about thirty seconds, and add in cubed tofu, cooking until browned. Now add in your onions, shiitakes, celery, garlic, and ginger, cooking for a few minutes. Add in the broccoli, cover and let steam for a couple of minutes. Uncover, add in tamari, mirin, and cashews, cooking just a bit more.
And VOILA! It is ready for devouring!