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When I still lived at my mom’s house my sister often cooked and now and then she made this dish with tofu in peanut butter. When we moved here she had the recipe pinned on the fridge. Eventually I started cooking instead and decided to make this recipe as I liked it. I ended up tweaking it a bit, adding some veggies and more often than not forgot to add the coconut. I am not even sure where the original recipe ever came from, I only know my sister made it and I think she called it something like Thai Tofu, but I thought Tofu and veggies in peanut sauce better describes what it is. I like tofu now and then, but only with the right sauce. I am not a big tofu fan, but if the sauce tastes strongly enough it works well. This peanut sauce is perfect for the tofu and with some veggies added it can be eaten as dinner.
- Tofu – 325 gram
- Red Bell Pepper – 1
- Onion – 1
- Peanut Butter – 3 tablespoons
- Ketjap manis – 2 tablespoons
- Ginger Powder – 1 tablespoon
- Olive Oil
- Water – 250-500ml/ 1-2 cup (optional)
It feeds about 2 people, depending whether you serve anything with it or not. This dish can be served with rice, pasta or bread or as side dish next to another dish.
- First slice and dice the onion and the red bell pepper. Then dice the tofu in tiny squares.
- Heat some olive oil in a wok or pan and bake the onion until translucent.
- Then add the red bell pepper. And some water (optional). Cook for a few minutes until the red bell pepper is softer.
- Now add the peanut butter, ketjap manis and ginger powder. Mix for a bit and then add the tofu.
- Let cook for a few more minutes while stiring. You can add some water if it bakes dry or a bit more if you want a more fluid sauce.
- Service with rice, pasta or bread and enjoy your dinner!
- Tofu and Veggies in Spicy Peanut Sauce. Like your dishes a bit spicy? Add a teaspoon of sambal and or some cayenne pepper.
- Tofu and Veggies in Garlick Peanut Sauce. Like Garlic? Add 4 cloves of fresh garlic and some garlic powder.
- Tofu and Veggies in Coconut Peanut Sauce. The original recipe called for coconut powder through the sauce. Add 2 tablesppoon coconut flakes to the sauce shortly before it’s ready.
- Tofu and Veggies in Salty Peanut Sauce. Instead of Ketjap manis add 2 tablespoon soy sauce to the sauce to make it more salty instead or salty sweet.
- Tofu in Peanut Sauce. The original recipe never called for any veggies and it involved only tofu, not sure if the onion was there or not. So if you only want to give your tofu some flavour as a sidedish you can skip the veggis altogether.