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Chinese-Style Tofu & Red Pepper Chow Mein

Chinese-Style Tofu & Red Pepper Chow Mein

Rating
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Prep Time

25 min

Cuisine

Chinese

This quick plant-based stir-fry delivers all the delicious flavours of your favourite Chinese takeaway. Chow mein ('fried noodles') is a Cantonese staple, and in this version you can count-on-these noodles to be bursting with flavour from fragrant hoisin, soy and sesame. (Dairy-free: see our FAQs for details.)

Prep Time

25 min

Cuisine

Chinese

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Red-pepper
1 red pepper
fresh-ginger
15g fresh root ginger
Spring-onion
1 spring onion
Wheat-noodle-nests-(1)
2 wholewheat noodle nests †
baby kale
50g baby kale
Carrot
1 carrot
Tofu
280g plain tofu †
Fresh Chilli Jam- retouch
40g chilli jam
Sesame-oil
1 toasted sesame oil sachet (15ml) †
Hoisin-sauce
20g hoisin sauce †
Soy-sauce-sachet
30ml soy sauce †
Sesame-seeds
5g sesame seeds †
You Will Need
Salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 red pepper
  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 1 spring onion
  • 2 wholewheat noodle nests<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 50g baby kale
  • 1 carrot
  • 280g plain tofu<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 chilli jam pot (40g)
  • 1 toasted sesame oil sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 hoisin sauce sachet (20g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (30ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 toasted sesame seed sachet (5g)<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 562 kJ
134 kcal
2241 kJ
533 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
5 g
0.8 g
20.1 g
3.1 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
14.6 g
5.3 g
58.2 g
21.1 g
Fibre 1.7 g 6.9 g
Protein 7.2 g 28.9 g
Salt 0.71 g 2.85 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 red pepper
red pepper
15g fresh root ginger
ginger
1 spring onion
spring onion
2 wholewheat noodle nests
wholemeal flour (gluten) (47%), wheat flour (wheat flour (gluten), calcium carbonate, iron, niacin, thiamin), salt, firming agent: (potassium carbonate, sodium carbonate). May contain egg.
50g baby kale
kale
1 carrot
carrot
280g plain tofu
water, soy beans (31%), nigari
1 chilli jam pot (40g)
raw cane sugar, red chillies, red peppers, cider vinegar, onions, garlic, concentrated lemon juice, sea salt
1 toasted sesame oil sachet (15ml)
sesame seed (100%). Produced in a factory that handles nuts, peanuts, soya, mustard, celery and fish.
1 hoisin sauce sachet (20g)
water, sugar, white miso paste (soya), cornflour, garlic puree, caramelised sugar syrup, 5 spice, rice vinegar, chilli puree, yeast extract , salt, citric acid
1 soy sauce sachet (30ml)
water, soya bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
1 toasted sesame seed sachet (5g)
whole hulled sesame seeds (100%), . Produced in a factory that handles nuts, soya, mustard, celery and fish.
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, soya, sesame)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Chinese-Style Tofu & Red Pepper Chow Mein

Boil a kettle, then drain the tofu and cut into small bite-sized pieces

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a high heat

Once very hot, add the tofu with a generous pinch of salt and cook for 3-4 min or until golden all over

 

2 Chinese-Style Tofu & Red Pepper Chow Mein

Once done, transfer the tofu to kitchen paper and set aside, reserving the pan and oil for later

Meanwhile, peel (scrape the skin off with a teaspoon) and finely chop (or grate) the ginger

Deseed the red pepper[s] (scrape the seeds and pith out with a teaspoon) and cut into thin strips

Top, tail, peel and slice the carrot[s] into quarters lengthways, then into batons

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Add the wholewheat noodles to a pot and cover them with boiled water until they're fully submerged

Bring to the boil over a high heat and cook for 5-7 min until they're tender with a slight bite

Once done, drain the noodles, reserving a cup of the starchy noodle water

 

4 Chinese-Style Tofu & Red Pepper Chow Mein

While the noodles are cooking, combine the hoisin sauce, toasted sesame oil, chilli jam and soy sauce in a bowl – this is your chow mein sauce

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Return the pan to a medium heat with a drizzle of vegetable oil

Once hot, add the baby kale and cook for 1-2 min or until starting to wilt

Add the chopped ginger, carrot batons and red pepper to the pan with the tofu and cook for 1-2 min, stirring frequently 

6 Chinese-Style Tofu & Red Pepper Chow Mein

Add the chow mein sauce and drained noodles to the pan with a splash of starchy noodle water and cook for 1-2 min further, mixing well so that everything's coated in the sauce – this is your Chinese-style tofu & red pepper chow mein

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Trim, then slice the spring onion[s] finely

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