Recipe: Soy ‘chinese’ cubes with vegetable

soy_china.jpgFirst of all I use to cook this food, because it’s delicious. And the second reason is because it’s easy to cook a huge pan. Like here are about 6 portions.

Ingredients (6 portions):
1 pack of soy cubes (300 g)
1 or 2 medium pepper (I use orange or red), but yellow or green can work as well
2 medium zucchini
1/2 of bigger leek
2 medium onions
4 spoons of soy sauce
2 cloves or garlic or 2 tea spoons of dried garlic
2 vegetable stock cubes (I use Würzl)
Spices: 1 tsp of dried passion fruit powder, 1 tsp of dried giner (or fresh ofc), 1/2 tsp of ground cayenne pepper, bit of dried parsley.
Optional: You can add what you like. Sometimes i add tiny slices of carrot or mushrooms. I am sure slices of turnip would be great too. Bamboo shoots. Whatever you like 😉

Boil a water in a pot. Add the 2 vegetable cubes and stir them until they’re dissolved. Then add the soy cubes and boil them in the water for 10 mins. Meanwhile chop all the vegetable. Start with onion and fry it a bit. Then add the rest of the vegetable. Keep the pan really hot. The soy cubes you need to take from the pot and squeeze them to get the water out a bit. BUT DON’T POUR THE FLAVORED WATER TO THE SINK OR TOILET! Keep the flavored water for later! After 10 mins the vegetable is in the pan, add the soy meat cubes there and fry it at really high temperature. The soy cubes will have better structure. Then add all the spices. Don’t use the salt. Fry it and stir it and watch it for 5 mins 🙂 Then add about 1 bigger cup of the flavored water (it’s really good vegetable taste) and stir it on the pan. There is already some vegetable juice from the zucchini and peppers and all, but this will make the taste awesome. Then leave it on the stove at some normal temperature for another 5 mins. Because bit of the water will evaporate, now we have to add the soy sauce. Really don’t spare 🙂 And then again let it on the pan for 5 mins and it will be accurate, because all the spices, vegetable juice and soy sauce will create an awesome sauce! And no silly potato starch!

I use to serve it with rice noodles, round rice, couscous or just a slice of bread are good also.

Tip: Use the rest of vegetable water for cooking the noodles or rice. It will have a great vegetable flavor 😉