Don’t think we’ve forgotten all you Veg-Heads out there!
Even those who aren’t devoted Veggies, meat is not necessary at every meal.
In fact, most peoples diet consists of waaaaay too much meat for what our bodies need!
So here’s the basis of many great Vegetarian meals:
Bare in mind that tofu is almost like a blank canvas waiting to be painted with flavours, so in the end it is what you make it!
Ingredients (serves 6)
- 60ml (1/4 cup) light soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tsp rice vinegar
- 2 tsp caster sugar
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 spring onion, white part only, thinly sliced
- 530g packet firm tofu (see note)
- 100g (2/3 cup) plain flour
- Vegetable or peanut oil, to shallow-fry
- 1/2 bunch coriander, leaves picked
- 1/2 red bird’s-eye chilli, seeded, finely chopped
- 20g salted roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
- Whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, sugar and garlic in a small bowl, then stir in spring onion.
- Cut tofu into 5cm squares, then cut in half horizontally to form 2cm-thick slices. Place flour in a shallow dish. Working with 1 tofu piece at a time, dust with flour. Season with salt and pepper.
- Heat 1cm oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook tofu, in 2 batches, for 1 minute each side or until crisp and golden, then drain on paper towel.
- Place tofu, overlapping, on a platter. Drizzle over half the dressing, scatter with coriander leaves, chilli and peanuts, then serve with remaining dressing in a small bowl for dipping.
- We used Fortune Firm Fresh Tofu, which is sold pre-cut into 5cm squares. However, any firm tofu will work.
You can always add which ever salad and veggies you want to something like this, or use it as a substitute for your usual meaty meals!
A healthy, friendly meal that will satisfy everyone!
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