Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tofu and broccoli with peanut sauce

Really delicious and nutritious. This is a Mollie Katzen recipe.

Tofu and broccoli with peanut sauce


The Sauce

1/2 cup unprocessed Peanut butter
1/2 cup hot water
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons tamari
2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

The Sauté

1 (1 lb) bunch fresh Broccoli
3 tablespoons oil
8 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb tofu, cut into small cubes
3 dashes salt
2 cups thinly-sliced onions
1 cup coarsely-chopped raw peanuts
2-3 tablespoons tamari


The Sauce

In a small saucepan, whisk together the Peanut butter and hot water until uniform in consistency.

Whisk in the remaining ingredients. Set aside.

The Sauté

Cut off the bottom half-inch of the Broccoli stems.

Shave off the tough outer skins of the stalks with a sharp paring knife or a vegetable peeler.

Cut the stalks diagonally into thin slices.Coarsely chop the flowerettes. Set aside.

Begin heating the large skillet.

When it is hot add 1 tbsp of the oil.

Add half the garlic. salt lightly.

Sauté over medium heat for 1 minute, then add the tofu chunks.

Turn the heat up a little, and stir-fry the tofu for 5-8 minutes.

Transfer it, including whatever liquid it might have expressed, to the saucepanful of Peanut sauce. Mix together gently.

Wipe the skillet with a paper towel, and return it to the stove to begin heating once again. Add the remaining garlic. salt lightly.

Add the onions, and some black pepper.

Sauté, stirring frequently, over medium heat, until the onions are soft.

On another burner, begin heating the peanut-tofu sauce on a low heat.
It shouldn't actually cook-it only needs to be warmed through.

Add the Broccoli and the chopped peanuts to the skillet.

Add 2-3 tbsp tamari and stir-fry over medium-high heat until the Broccoli is bright green and just tender.

Pour the heated Peanut sauce over the sauté.

Toss everything gently until everything is coated with everything else.

Serve over long-grained white or brown rice (basmati is good).


Jinxy & Me said...

Wow. This sounds super yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

Chef Erik said...

I made this the other day, had it with a little jasmine rice. Your recipe looks great. I sometimes cheat and put sweet chili ginger, from Ginger People penut sauce.