Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Spicy Tofu with Peppers


OMG, my mouth is on FIRE. This recipe is definitely for those who like HEAT. I like spicy, but this was definitely SPICY, but SO tasty. I couldn't stop eating it (drinking large amounts of water in between bites.) Next time, I will halve the chili-garlic sauce (my preference). You could also use shrimp instead of the tofu. It was very quick to put together, and a great protein alternative to meat. This will definitely go into my weekly rotation.

Ingredients:
1 block of firm or extra-firm tofu, pressed (to get the excess liquid out) and cut into bite-sized pieces (Next time, I will use 2 packages)
1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
1 bell pepper (I used red bell, but can use green, yellow, or combination)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp chili-garlic sauce (I will halve this next time)
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 cup chicken broth (I used chicken stock)
Green onions, chopped (optional)
Cooked rice or noodles (optional)

Directions:
1. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil into a large skillet over medium heat.
2. Add tofu blocks and cook about 12-15 minutes until they start to get lightly brown.
3. Add onions, pepper, and garlic. Saute 15-20 minutes until semi-soft.
4. Add chili-garlic sauce, soy sauce, and chicken broth. Stir everything together and bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 15 minutes- sauce will slightly thicken.
* Serve over rice or noodles, and top with green onions.

Source: Adapted from Mary Ellen's Cooking

2 comments:

Joelen said...

Looks delicious and sounds like something my husband would love since he likes things spicy!

Beth said...

Yes! Finally tofu gets some face time on the blog! You know how I love my tofu!

 
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