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Monday, August 27, 2007

Tofu


Tonight, tofu with spicy Indonesian sauce. I made this up years ago. This baking process is my usual way of prepping tofu for recipes.

Tofu with Spicy Indonesian Sauce
1 block tofu
Vegetable oil

Slice tofu 1/2 inch thick, drain well, and pat dry. Brush both sides of slices lightly with vegetable oil and place on baking sheet. Bake at 400┬║ until golden and firm, about 15 minutes per side.

1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons fresh or pickled jalape├▒os
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon molasses
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons peanut butter

Mix next ingredients in blender or food processor to make a smooth dressing. Set aside.

Bean sprouts or chopped lettuce
Chopped peanuts
Green onions
Cilantro or mint

Arrange tofu on a bed of lettuce or bean sprouts; pour dressing over slices and garnish with peanuts, green onions, or cilantro. Serve at room temperature.

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