Asian, Wok

Tofu and cabbage wok

This is a very tasty and healthy wok which saturates well, with fresh flavors of ginger and lemon. (The recipe is inspired by a recipe from Fredrik Paulún’s webpage www.isodieten.se.)

Serves 6

1 kg firm tofu, diced
1 leeks, sliced
4 carrots, finely sliced
1 cabbage head, shredded
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 red chillies, finely chopped
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
230 g cooked black beans (drained weight)
180 g fresh mungbean sprouts
0.5 dl sesame seeds
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 dl soy
0.5 dl lemon juice
Oil for frying

Heat oil in a wok. Fry the sesame seeds for a couple of minutes. Add the leeks and carrots and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes. Add the cabbage, garlic, chilli and ginger and stir-fry for another couple of minutes. Stir in tofu, bean sprouts, black beans, sesame oil, soy sauce and lemon juice and mix until everything has become warm. Serve.

Asian, Wok

Pak choi wok with cashew nuts

Here comes another variant of a wok with nuts and cabbage. Although this dish is very easy to prepare, and despite the relatively short ingredient list and simple seasoning it is surprisingly tasty!

Serves 3-4

2 red onions, sliced
200 g savoy cabbage (alternatively white or red cabbage), shredded
2 pak choi heads, shredded
260 g cashew nuts
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp herb salt
Oil for frying

Heat oil in a wok. Fry the cashew nuts until they become golden brown. Put them aside. Fry the onions for one minute. Add the cabbage, pak choi and garlic and fry another couple of minutes. Pull the pan from the heat and mix in the nuts, lemon juice and salt. Serve!

Asian, Fusion, Wok

Cabbage and pecan wok with tofu and poppy seeds

This is another dish with a very good combination of flavors and textures, with the nutty taste of the nuts, the crunchiness of the cabbage, the tanginess of the lemon juice and a nice balance of spices with mustard, soy, poppy seeds and black pepper.

Serves 4-5

900 g white cabbage, shredded
270 g firm tofu, diced
140 g pecans
1 onion, sliced
1 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp soy
2 tsp poppy seeds
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a wok and fry the tofu for 10 minutes until it is browned. Put the tofu aside. Add the pecans and fry them until they turn dark brown. Put them aside. Fry the onions for a couple of minutes and include the garlic the last half-minute. Add the cabbage and fry another couple of minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the tofu, pecans, lemon juice, mustard, soy, poppy seeds and black pepper. Serve!

Asian, Fusion, South American, Wok

Chilli and sesame flavoured vegetable wok with quinoa

Quinoa is a tasty and nutritious herb that also contains good quality protein. Thus it is very suitable together with vegetable dishes like this crispy chilli and sesame flavored wok.

Serves 4-5

3 dl quinoa
250 g broccoli, cut into small florets
2 pak choi, coarsely chopped
150 g sugar peas
1 onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, sliced
1 red chilli, chopped
2 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
Oil for frying

Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Heat the oil in a wok and stir fry all the vegetables for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce and sesame oil. Serve with quinoa.

Asian, Fusion, Mediterranean, Soup

Carrot soup with green lentils and ginger crème fraiche

This is a sweet and herbal soup, whose mild flavor delightfully contrast the tangy and fresh ginger crème-fraiche. (The recipe is inspired by a recipe from Linas bag of groceries.)

Serves 5

1 kg carrots, sliced
2 onions, chopped
2.5 dl dried green lentils, rinsed
2 garlic cloves, mashed
10 dl water
1 tsp herb salt
0.5 tsp black pepper
0.5 tsp cayenne pepper
1 handful fresh thyme bundle, stripped
2 dl crème fraiche
1 tbsp ginger, grated
Oil for frying

Heat oil in a pan and fry the carrots, onions and garlic for a couple of minutes. Add the lentils, water, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Boil for about 25 minutes until the carrots are soft. Mix the ginger with the crème fraiche. Add the thyme to the soup and blend it into a quite smooth soup with a hand blender. Serve it together with a large dollop of ginger crème fraîche.

Asian, Fusion, Greek, Spring rolls

Spring rolls with brown rice, bean sprouts, feta and chilli

These spring rolls are wonderfully crispy, have spiciness from the chilli, crispness from the pumpkin seeds and a lovely saltiness from the feta cheese. They are dangerously good! I have got inspiration for the recipe from a recipe from the Swedish tv show Niklas mat I was told about by my friend Sofie.

Serves 4-5

270 g filo
2 dl brown rice, rinsed
180 g bean sprouts, from mung beans
1 dl pumpkin seeds
1 red onion, sliced
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 red chillies, finely chopped
150 g feta cheese, crumbled
1 tbsp soy sauce
Oil for frying and brushing

Preheat the oven at 200 °C. Cook the rice al dente according to instructions on the package. Fry the onions for a couple of minutes in oil. Add the garlic and chilli and fry another minute. Mix the onion and chilli with bean sprouts, pumpkin seeds, soy sauce, feta cheese and the cooked rice in a bowl. Portion the filling on double layers of filo and make 6 rolls. Brush them with oil and bake them in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, until they have become golden brown. Serve with a salad.