Crispy tofu with peanut sauce

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PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

35 min

Makes

4 Servings

Crispy tofu with peanut sauce

Photo, Roberto Caruso

Serve with a side of sautéed red peppers and green beans. Or, on its own, this crispy tofu with peanut sauce makes for a delicious appetizer.


Ingredients

  • 2 350-g pkgs extra-firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion , sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper , sliced into thin strips
  • 3 handfuls green beans , trimmed
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp hot chili-garlic sauce
  • 1 green onion , sliced (optional)

Instructions

  • Pat tofu dry. Cut each block into 4 square steaks.
  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add 2 tsp oil, then add tofu. Cook in 2 batches if necessary. Cook until tofu is golden, 4 to 5 min per side. Transfer tofu to a serving platter. Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining oil to pan, then onion. Cook 1 min. Add pepper and green beans. Cook until vegetables are tender-crisp, 4 to 5 min. Add salt and season with pepper.
  • Whisk peanut butter with 1/3 cup hot water, hoisin and chili-garlic sauce. Serve tofu with vegetables and sauce. Garnish with green onion.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 390,
  • Protein
  • 30 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17 g,
  • Fat
  • 25 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 245 mg.

On its own, this crispy tofu recipe with hoisin, chili-garlic sauce makes for a delicious appetizer; add a side of sautéed red peppers and green beans, and you’ve got a great meal. Watch our quick Tofu 101 video and learn about three different types of tofu you can cook with.