Snow Pea and Cabbage Yakitori Stir-Fry

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Cabbage and Snow Pea Yakitori Stir-fry Recipe
Cabbage and Snow Pea Yakitori Stir-fry Recipe

When we bought our house two years ago, the previous owner left a wok attachment for the stove.  A thoughtful gesture, but since I didn’t own a wok, I’ve never used it.

I’m excited!  I got my first wok! We love stir-frys and don’t know why we chose not to get one sooner.  I guess I thought using a standard saute pan sufficed.  Now that I’ve got my TeChef wok, I don’t think I can ever see doing that again.

TeChef Wok

I love the TeChef Wok's nonstick properties AND that it's PFOA free - which is very important for healthier cooking.
I love the TeChef Wok’s nonstick properties AND that it’s PFOA free – which is very important for healthier cooking.

Cabbage and Snow Pea Yakitori Stir-fry is a low-calorie, nutrient dense vegan dish that satisfies that craving for take-out.So, what do I like about it?

Well, for starters, it’s the right tool for the job.  A saute pan’s lower sides allow food to “hop” over the edge like a rabbit in a receding hare line.  The wok’s higher sides and hollowed shape minimize that mess and are more conducive for pushing foods to the sides.

PFOA-free

I like the TeChef wok in particular, though, because it’s got the new PFOA-free Teflon coating.  The American Cancer Society links PFOA, a man-made chemical found in traditional Teflon, to cancer.  Further epidemiology studies link PFOA to ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, high cholesterol, and pregnancy-induced hypertension.  If that’s not enough to make you run in the kitchen and discard your old Teflon pans, some studies link PFOA to liver toxicity, developmental delays, and hormonal disruptions.

So, for this health-nut, I insist that all my cooking pots be PFOA free.

Induction-Ready

Even though we don’t own an induction stove-top, we are transitioning all of our cookware to induction-ready because induction stoves are slowly replacing traditional cooktops.  While you can use induction ready pans on a conventional burner,  the inverse is not true.  You cannot use regular pans on induction stovetops.

Since David has already soldered some irreplaceable parts to repair our stove, we know we will need to replace it soon. We are planning ahead and transitioning all of our cookware to they induction type.

Metal Safe Nonstick surface

Since I do not own any metal cooking utensils, I am unable to confirm this, but the TeChef wok is supposed to be metal safe.  They claim you can even use abrasive scouring pads.  However, when I hand washed mine, I found scrubbing unnecessary.  Even after sitting for several hours, stuck-on food debris came off with a light sponging with regular dish detergent.

I did test the non-stick properties, though.  As you can see in this video, I didn’t even spritz the pan with oil.  Yet, nothing stuck!  Cleaning the pan, both inside and outside, was a breeze.

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Snow Pea and Cabbage Yakitori Stir-Fry

Last night, my son came over, and we cooked dinner together.  We used my new TeChef wok to make this Snow Pea and Cabbage Yakitori Stir-fry.  We slightly modified a recipe shared on CookSmarts.com.

Snow Pea and Cabbage Yakitori Stir-Fry

  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 11 minutes
  • Total time: 41

Yields: 4

Cabbage and Snow Pea Yakitori Stir-fry is a low-calorie, nutrient dense vegan dish that satisfies that craving for take-out.

  • For the Tofu
  • 12 oz extra firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp white wine
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • For the Stir-Fry
  • 2 cups prepared rice
  • 2 green onions, sliced. Greens and whites separated
  • 5 oz sliced cabbage
  • 1/2 lb snow peas, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

For the Yakitori Sauce

Whisk sauce ingredients together and set aside.

For the Tofu

Drain tofu. Press for 30 minutes to remove excess water. Tip! Wrap tofu in paper towels and set in colander. Place something heavy on it and let it sit for at least 30 minutes.

Cut into small cubes.

Toss tofu in salt, pepper, and cornstarch.

Spritz wok with oil and heat to medium-high.

Stir fry tofu until it's a light golden color on all sides - about 5 minutes. It should have the consistency of french toast crust.

Remove from pan and set aside.

For the veggies

Add green onion whites and cabbage to the pan. Saute 3-5 minutes until the cabbage starts to soften

Add snow peas to wok and saute about 1 minute. These just need to be heated through, so be careful not to overcook.

Add tofu to pan. Pour sauce over and simmer, while stirring, till it thickens up a bit.

Top rice with stir-fry. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and top with green onion tops.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 293
  • Fat: 6 grams
  • Carbs: 43 grams
  • Protein: 16 grams

Special thanks to TeChef for sending me their fabulous wok so I could test it out.  I do genuinely love it.

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Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.


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Alicia Taylor

Happily married to the love of my life. It’s just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I’m loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

11 Comments

  • LauraFunk

    September 14, 2016 - 8:10 pm

    Never heard of a wok attachment for a stove! Sounds cool. I am not a huge Tofu fan but I could definitely substitute. This looks scrumptious

  • milenabarrett

    September 14, 2016 - 2:47 pm

    I was thinking of getting one of these! I have an electric wok, but I would love this one!

    • Alicia Taylor

      September 14, 2016 - 3:47 pm

      I haven’t ever used an electric wok. I cook on a gas cooktop and love the even heat.

  • littlemisscant

    September 13, 2016 - 3:02 pm

    I have never had tofu before, I am assuming that it takes on the flavour of the food you are cooking it with? I love stir fry recipes, such a great way to get colour in our meals!!

    • Alicia Taylor

      September 13, 2016 - 3:04 pm

      Yep – it absorbs the flavors around it. It works well in marinades, too, for that reason.

  • savingcmncents

    September 13, 2016 - 2:51 pm

    I love snow peas and this looks like a great recipe to try out! I’m always looking for new dishes to make in my wok!

  • tamaralikecamera

    September 13, 2016 - 1:20 pm

    This just made me SO hungry! To be honest, I’m not vegetarian at all, and I LOVE tofu. And extra-firm tofu is awesome in stir-fry dishes. A good wok is vital.

    • Alicia Taylor

      September 13, 2016 - 3:05 pm

      I’ve never used a wok before, so I was pleasantly surprised at how much easier it made this dish!

  • Laura B

    September 12, 2016 - 9:22 pm

    I love making stir fry recipes! They are a great way to use up any extra veggies that are in the fridge. I’ve never really experimented with tofu but this dish looks really yummy I might have to give it a try.

    • Alicia Taylor

      September 13, 2016 - 3:06 pm

      Tofu takes a little practice to learn, but once you get the texture right, it’s delicious

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