Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Crispy Tofu & Coconut Quinoa with Spicy Peanut Sauce

pinned this recipe awhile back but forgot about it until last night when all I had in the fridge was a block of Tofu. Luckily most of the ingredients are things probably already hidden in your cupboard. The result was totally delicious and easy. Enjoy!

Ingredients :
1 block firm Tofu

(for the Coconut Quinoa)
1 1/2 cups of Quinoa
1 can of Coconut Milk
1 small Onion 

(for the Spicy Peanut Sauce)
1/2 cup smooth Peanut Butter
1/2 cup hot H20
3 tsp Tamari
1 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
1 tsp Brown Sugar

1. Chop up an onion and sauté in a pan until translucent. Add Quinoa (leave it in to toast a bit) + 1 can Coconut Milk + 1 can of water. Simmer until ready. 
2. In a saucepan on low heat mix together the peanut butter with a 1/2 cup of hot water. Add the tamari, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar and Sriracha (to taste).
3. Cube your Tofu. In a container (with a lid) add a few tsps of corn starch, a bit of salt and garlic powder. Add the Tofu (shake to evenly coat all sides). Add a few tsp of oil to a pan or wok and fry until crispy on all sides.

Serve the Tofu on the Quinoa and drizzle the peanut sauce on top. YUM.