I made this Curry Pork Tofu and Bok choy dish to go along with the leftover steak and peas fried rice. This was actually inspired by the curry pork and green beans dish I made for lunch early last week. I’ll post it some other time. I loved it so much I decided to make a slightly different version with tofu and bok choy.
1 pork steak, cubed
1 sm onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tomato, sliced in thin strips
few pieces of pickled ginger, chopped (*fresh ginger is ok too)
1 brick of firm tofu, cubed
1 bundle of bok choy, chopped (*picture below)
less than a teaspoon of curry paste (*picture below)
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of coconut milk
3 tbsp of soy sauce
a little bit of oil
Before anything else, here’s what Bok choy looks like. You’ll find it in the fresh green leafy vegetables aisle at the grocery store. Try wandering there sometimes. It’s good for you! Stay away from the frozen vegetables aisle. But hey, it’s your prerogative. For this dish though, go to the fresh aisle.
And this is the curry paste. It comes in a cute round can much like the tuna can. You can find curry paste now in some grocery stores under Ethnic shelves. If you can’t find them in your regular grocery stores, I assure you, it’s in an Asian/Oriental store. And you’ll have more than 5 brands/varieties to choose from. If you don’t live nearby an Asian store, just google recipes on how-to make your own curry paste or online stores that’ll ship ‘em to you. Wheewww…
Can we cook now?
Heat up the oil in a sauté pan or wok. Brown the tofu cubes then set aside in a bowl.
Using the same pan, cook the garlic, onions and tomatoes for a few minutes.
Add the pork cubes to cook until tender, stirring occasionally.
Add the curry paste, water, and soy sauce. Stir everything around. Just add less than a teaspoon as indicated. A little goes a long way, trust me on this.
Add the bok choy, stir and cook until slightly wilted.
Stir in the coconut milk. Continue cooking to reduce and thicken up the sauce just a little bit.
Stir in the browned tofu at the last minute.
Looks good doesn’t it? That sauce alone would be awesome with white rice.
Don’t be afraid to douse your rice with the sauce. Of course the pork with tofu and bok choy with the rice are delish too.