Shredded Tofu and Shiitake Stir-Fry PICTURE: ANDREW SCIVANI
Shredded Tofu and Shiitake Stir-Fry (Serves 3-4)

1 (425g) package firm tofu, drained
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Juice of 1/2 lime, plus lime wedges for serving
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons peanut or grapeseed oil
7 ounces mushrooms, stems removed and caps thinly sliced (4 cups)
1/4 cup sliced scallion
1 stalk lemongrass, trimmed, outer leaves removed, inner core finely chopped (optional)
1  knob of ginger root, grated
1 large garlic clove, grated
1 small red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
Salt, as needed
1/2 cup shelled edamame (defrosted if using frozen)
1/4 cup chopped soft herbs, such as cilantro, chives or basil


Using the coarse holes of a box grater, shred the tofu. Spread tofu out on a clean kitchen towel to drain while you prepare the sauce and mushrooms.
In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, lime juice and sesame oil.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat until it’s very hot, then add the peanut oil; it should thin out on contact. Once the oil is hot, add the mushrooms and cook, tossing occasionally, until most of the mushroom liquid has evaporated and mushrooms are browned and slightly crisp, 8 to 12 minutes. Stir in the scallion, lemongrass, ginger, garlic, chili and a pinch of salt. Cook until softened, about 2 minutes.
Carefully transfer the tofu from the towel into the skillet. Toss in the edamame and the soy sauce mixture. Cook until mixture is heated through. Season with salt as needed. Remove from heat and stir in herbs. Serve with lime wedges.

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