This Sesame Shallot Soy Curl Stir Fry makes for an amazing weeknight dinner! Chewy, marinated chicken like soycurls and broccolini in a sweet, salty and sticky Asian sesame stir-fry sauce! Nutfree Recipe Gluten-free option!
This Sesame Shallot Soy Curl Stir Fry makes for an amazing weeknight dinner that rivals any takeout meal. Soy curls marinated in a sweet-salty-spicy marinade, then stir-fried in sesame oil along with shallots and garlic. Chinese broccoli and Thai Basil are added along the way for that authentic flavor, and the rest of the marinade is also added to create a delicious stir-fry sauce. Serve this easy soy curl stir fry with rice, broccoli rice, zoodles or noodles!
Soy curls are one my favorite meat subs. They are made with whole non-gmo soybeans and you can find them in some stores or order them online on amazon.
Thai Basil vs Sweet Basil
For this recipe, we are using Thai basil! While you could use sweet basil I recommend you try and find the Thai kind. How to distinguish them? Thai basil has a purple stem while sweet basil has a green stem. Also check the leaves: unlike the delicate, floppy big leaves you see on sweet basil, Thai basil leaves are smaller and sturdier. This means they hold up better during cooking making this basil ideal for stir-fries.
Lastly, the taste: Thai basil is spicy with an anise, or licorice-like flavor, while sweet basil has a more mild peppery and sweet taste.
On cooking with soy curls:
Soy Curls come dry and need to be rehydrated and cooked in order to enjoy them. They will increase in size quite a bit as they soak. You need to soak them in the marinade for only about 10 minutes.
Soy curls are not same as soy chunks that are chewier and take much longer to cook. Soy curls can be found in some grocery stores or online on amazon.
More Asian stir-fries:
- Sticky ginger Sesame Tofu Veggie Stir fry
- Hoisin Noodles and Tofu stir fry
- Cashew Tofu and veggies
- Soy-free tofu stir fry with sunbutter sauce
- Lemongrass Tempeh with sesame noodles
- Sticky Sesame Cauliflower
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