Spicy Tofu Recipe with Vegetables

2013-05-22
Tofu Recipe
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  • Servings : 5 to 6
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 25m

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    129
  • Calories from Fat

    84
  • Total Fat

    9.3g
  • Saturated Fat

    1.8g
  • Trans Fat

    0.0g
  • Cholesterol

    0mg
  • Sodium

    317mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    7.6g
  • Dietary Fiber

    1.8g
  • Sugars

    3.2g
  • Protein

    5.7g
  • Vitamin A

    46%
  • Vitamin C

    31%
  • Calcium

    13%
  • Iron

    8%
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This Thai spicy tofu recipe comes from a wonderful cookbook called Complete Book of Thai Cooking: Over 200 Delicious Recipes.

The perfection in this recipe is the mix of the blander flavored tofu, carrot and asparagus mixed with the spicy chilies.

Of course you can vary the amount of heat to suit your taste buds by simply adding more or fewer chilies to the recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) vegetable oil, divided
  • 12 ounces (375 g) firm tofu, patted dry, cut in 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes
  • 3 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, cut in matchstick pieces
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and cut in 1/2 inch thin strips
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sliced asparagus or green beans, cut in 1 inch (2.5 cm) pieces
  • 2 tablespoons (25 mL) soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons (25 mL) lime juice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons (12 mL) chopped fresh red chilies
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) black pepper

Method

Step 1

Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons (25 mL) oil. Add tofu and stir-fry for 4 minutes, turning carefully, until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and reserve.

Step 2

Add remaining oil to wok. Add shallots and garlic and stir-fry for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add carrot, red pepper and asparagus and stir-fry for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add soy sauce, lime juice, chilies, sugar and pepper and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Step 5

Return tofu to wok and cook for 1 minute, or until combined and heated through.

cooking tipsDeep-fried Tofu Recipe:

Cut 12 ounces (375 g) of firm tofu into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes. Pat very dry.

In a wok or deep saucepan, heat 13/4 cups (425 mL) of vegetable oil to 350°F (180°C). Add tofu in batches and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and cook for 3 to 4 minutes longer, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with homemade or store bought sweet chili sauce.

Serves 3 or 4 as an appetizer or snack.

Did You Know?…

The author of the cookbook this recipe came from, Linda Stephen, has spent years travelling through Thailand and teaching Thai cooking.

Her knowledge of Thai cuisine shines throughout the book and certainly in this recipe.

Vegetarians will love this recipe, plus anyone who just wants a change from the ordinary.

You can certainly add meat to it if you really want to. A bit of cut up cooked chicken would work well.

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If you like this spicy tofu recipe, you will want to have a look at Linda’s cookbook. Find our review here.

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