A lot of people tell me that they would like to consume less meat and be able to substitute it with something else like tofu. Most of the time, when those people buy tofu, they do not know what to do with it and ask for recipe ideas. Here is a complete meal idea that you could achieve with tofu.
You will need a block of firm tofu. I cut mine into cubes and let it drain between paper towels. In the meantime, I preheated the oven at 400F in which I will bake the tofu for 20 to 25min. We want the cubes to come out golden.
While the tofu is in the oven, I cut the vegetables I wanted to use (broccoli, green pepper and green zucchini) and sautéed them with sesame oil and a touch of soy sauce. I like to leave my vegetables crunchy.
Then I prepared the sauce that will wrap my tofu:
– Peanut butter,
– Soy sauce,
– Crushed garlic clove,
– Fresh ginger minced very finely,
– Sambalolek or any hot sauce (to taste),
– Sesame oil,
– Coconut sugar or honey,
– Sesame seeds (optional).
I made enough to be able to coat my tofu but also to keep a little and to serve it on every plate.
Once your tofu is ready, take it out of the oven and let it cool before wrapping it with a few spoons of this creamy sauce. Let the mixture rest for at least 10 minutes to allow the tofu to soak up the sauce.
During that time, I used a cauliflower to make a kind of rice / couscous by rapping cabbage or easier, by putting chopped cabbage heads in a low intensity blender until obtaining a texture similar to rice. Once it’s done, heat a large pan with sesame oil and I sautée the cauliflower rice as if it was fried rice (we are looking for the brownish color).
Last step: I also sautée the tofu that I left marinated for a few minutes to get the beautiful golden color.
I served it all on a plate by adding a little sauce to be able to have a beautiful marriage of flavors.
We really like this peanut marinade and we really liked the cauliflower rice.
That’s it, I hope it will allow you to dare new recipes too and perhaps adopt them.