I used to hate tofu.
Until I learned that tofu is good if you make it good.
It is the type of food you need to learn how to prepare in order to like it. Give me a piece of tofu and I still hate it. Give me a great tofu recipe and I love it.
The first time I ate tofu and loved it was when my grandmother made me a marinated soft tofu. It was marinated in soy sauce and olive oil and it was delicious!
The first time I made tofu and loved it was when I made Caitlin’s Perfect Baked Tofu. Then when I made Emily’s pan-fried tofu.
And then I became more adventurous and made a tofu stir-fry. And it was the most delicious stir-fry, and the most delicious tofu, I ever ate.
Adaptation of Tofu sauté au brocoli, Coup de Pouce
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 pkg (350 g) extra firm tofu
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, pressed
- 3 cups frozen broccoli
- 1 bell pepper, sliced
- 5-10 green beans, chopped in 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces
- Chopped peanuts & fresh cilantro, to garnish
Peanut butter sauce:
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup natural smooth peanut butter
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce or tamari
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp tabasco
- Pinch garlic powder
Directions: Wrap the tofu in a towel and place under a heavy book to press for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the peanut butter sauce by whisking all ingredients together in a small bowl. When the tofu is ready, cut in 1 inch cubes.
Heat the coconut oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add tofu, green onion and garlic and stir-fry for 3 minutes, until tofu is golden. Add broccoli, bell pepper and green beans and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Add peanut butter sauce, and cook, stirring, until broccoli is completely unfrozen.
Serve garnished with chopped peanuts and cilantro.
This was an amazing dish. The peanut butter sauce is delicious, the veggies are still crunchy, except for the broccoli that gets mushy but I love it that way. If you want to use fresh broccoli, add a tbsp water 1 minute after adding it.
The tofu melts in your mouth and has a delicious peanut butter sauce taste. I love peanut butter sauce. Everything is delicious in a good peanut butter sauce.
And I also learned that a stir-fry is a perfect meal during final exams. It takes 15 minutes to make!
Have a great week!