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Amazing Simple Thai Tofu Recipe

Amazing Simple Thai Tofu

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"You'd never guess it's Tofu! Peanut and ginger flavors combine to create a wonderful Asian-flavored dish that everyone will love. Serve over white rice."

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  1. Heat olive oil and sesame oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and cook green onions for one minute. Add tofu, and continue cooking 4 minutes more, sprinkling with soy sauce halfway through. Gently stir in the peanut butter and ginger, being careful not to break the tofu, until well incorporated.
  2. Remove from heat, and toss in coconut. Transfer to a serving dish, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 26, 2007

Good recipe. If you're worried about the peanut butter breaking up the tofu, do what I did-whip the peanut butter into some coconut milk! Worked like a charm and made the dish extra creamy. I used enough to make the peanut butter kind of warm frosting consistency, maybe a tad thinner. This plus jasmine rice equals heaven to reheat for lunch at work! Cue jealous coworkers!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 03, 2011

Very bland. Mostly just peanut butter. Some people like the recipe after adding many ingredients to it. But the recipe as is, is not good. Very sticky and not saucy.

Sep 10, 2004

I found this recipe very simple and fast. I liked the fact that it used mostly ingredients I already had around. The prep time was minimal and the cooking time was brief. I cook at a student cooperative house full of 20 hungry college students, so I scaled the recipe to 10 times its published size and used a large wok with excellent results. I found that the finished product was somewhat bland, so I added a bit of extra ginger and a pinch of cayenne, which gave it some needed extra kick. I also found it to be a bit dull and colorless, so I added some grated carrots, which gave it needed crunch and color. With my modifications, my housemates gobbled it up and made me promise to make it again! I recommend serving with rice.

Nov 02, 2005

I liked this recipe, but I thought the ginger flavor was too subtle, and consequently the dish was a little bland so I added a bit of Thai Chili Sauce and that really made all of the flavors 'pop'! Also, I agree with adding a bit of water before stirring in peanut butter. The water helped to deglaze the pan and prevented the tofu from breaking apart. I will make this one again with slight augmentations...

Jan 18, 2005

Dip the finished peanutty tofu into the "Sweet Chile Dipping Sauce" (from the Thai Grilled Chicken recipe on this site). WOW! great flavor!!! Like some of the other reviewers have noted, this recipe needs a bit of moisture added to be at it's prime. I simply added some water (about a half cup or so) to the tofu right before I stirred in the peanut butter. I'm getting so hungry just thinking about this dish... time to go make it again!

Nov 12, 2005

Very, very good with just a few alterations. Added shredded zucchini to "bulk up" the mixture a bit. Also added extra green onion (you could easily double called for amount) as well as a few red pepper flakes. A delicious and quick recipe!

Dec 08, 2004

This was extremely tasty, but more importantly, super easy! The rice took longer to cook than the main dish. I would have given it 5 stars, but it needed a few improvements. It seems like the meal would not be substantial enough on its own, so I added broccoli. Next time I might add peppers or snow peas as well. I also added garlic and more soy sauce. Next time I think I will increase the amount of coconut flakes. Overall, a cheap, healthy, scrumptious recipe that is ready in minutes!

Jul 17, 2007

Upon reading the reviews of this dish I took it upon myself to embelish as well. I decided to add some fresh cilantro and curry powder (but omitted the coconut flakes-- personal preference). The end result was very good; my whole family enjoyed it, despite being finicky eaters! Good job on a fantastic base, but I suspect it would be rather bland without some tinkering. Still, thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 285 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 20.5 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 20.1 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 179 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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