Pineapples have been on sale all week long. I think it's because Easter and I guess people need pineapples for Easter for some reason. Does Pineapple have anything to do with bunnies or Jesus? I think not. Pretty sure it has something to do with cake or ham or some shit, but I honestly don't care because I just like the fact that I can buy a few (like 3) pineapples without breaking the bank. (I think I am going to buy 3 more for the dehydrator) Plus it is always good to have a pineapple or 3 on the counter at home. You never know when you are going to need one. So lets give a shout out to the Easter bunny and Jesus. Thanks for the cheap pineapples. HA!
So now you are have those pineapples, you are going want to eat them. And maybe you don't want to eat them with cake or ham or some shit. You are going to want to eat it the best way...In a stir fry.
This is by far one of my favorite stir fry combinations. Pineapple does amazing things when cooked a bit, especially with soy, broccoli, and tofu. This dish definitely let's pineapple reach it's full pineapple potential. It is so good that tI think I might even prefer my pineapple cooked along with savory stuff. It is just so right and seriously so freaking good. The mr even get excited for it and he is not the excitable kind of guy. Plus it's fast (especially if you have already cut up your pineapple) and easy because stir fry and that's what stir fries are. Fast and easy, just like..........(insert your favorite fast and easy person and then chuckle)
And don't try to use canned pineapple because no. Just get the fresh one,even if it's not on sale. It's a must.
The stuff. A pineapple (you are only going to need 1/3 of this, but you can never have too much fresh pineapple on hand), a big head of broccoli, a little cabbage, and some firm tofu. Also need some soy, a few cloves of garlic, a little fresh ginger, a bit of oil, and pepper.
Dice up the tofu into cubes and place on a clean dish towel to absorb some moisture.
Grab the fresh pineapple. Cut it up the way you do, but the easiest way for me is to cut in half the cut that half into fourths then cut the skin away. You are going to have a lot of extra pineapple so snack as you need too. I always eat like half of what I am cutting up and end up with pineapple gut. SO maybe watch yourself.
Pour some soy into a cup and mince the garlic and ginger.
Garlic, ginger, soy. Looking good.
Cut up about 2ish (or more if you want) pineapple into small mouth sized pieces. Break Broccoli head into small florets and shredded the cabbage.
Tofu into a lightly oiled hot skillet with a splash of soy, cooked until a nice crisp brown on all sides. Once it is cooked, remove from pan and set aside.
It's the broccolis turn. Add in the florets and a splash of water to start cooking down for a few minutes, it need the head start.
Once the broccoli turns bright green and is slightly less raw, add in the pineapple and cook until the broccoli is slightly tender and the pineapple starts to caramalize which will take about 5-7 minutes.
Add the tofu back in along with the shredded cabbage and dump the soy ginger garlic mixture all over.. Keep cooking and stirring around until everything is hot and the liquid has mostly been absorbed.
That's some stir fry ladies and gentlemen.
You might want some rice to accompany your stir fry so think about it and have it ready. Other then that, it's food to face time.
Enjoy the best stir fry ever.
Pineapple Broccoli And Tofu Stir Fry
- 1/3 of a fresh pineapple (about 2 cups cubed)
- 1/2 block firm tofu
- a large head of broccoli (about 2 1/2-3 cups of florets)
- 1/4 head of red or green cabbage (about a cup shredded)
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- 3 tablespoons soy or tamari
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- Cooked rice to serve with (Optional)
Cube tofu into 1 inch pieces and either place on a dry towel to absorb the moisture or place the tofu into the microwave and heat for 2 minutes. When you take it out of the microwave there will be a lot of liquid...pour it off and pat the tofu dry.
Cube fresh pineapple into similar sized pieces and break broccoli into small florets. Shred cabbage.
Mince garlic and add to a bowl or jar with the grated ginger and soy sauce.
Place a large skillet on the stove an medium heat. Drizzle in a little olive oil. Once oil is hot, place the tofu in with a splash of soy, cooking until all sides are a nice dark browned. Remove the tofu from pan and add the in the broccoli. Add a splash of water and cook for 5 minutes. Then add in the pineapple and cook for another 5-7 minutes or until the pineapple starts to caramelize and the broccoli os no longer raw. Add the tofu back in along with the shredded cabbage and pour the soy garlic ginger mixture all over. Sprinkle with pepper to taste. Cook for another 5 minutes or until the liquid has cooked down.
Serve with rice or quinoa and extra soy if needed.