This Thai recipe for spicy tofu sums up Thai food. Simple, clean tasting and incredibly easy to prepare. The tofu although tasteless itself acts like a sponge soaking up all of the other flavours and providing a healthy alternative to red meats. If you’d prefer this recipe would work equally well if you substituted the tofu for chicken.
Spicy Tofu Ingredients
Tofu 200 grams
Red Thai Curry Paste 75 grams
A handful of fresh corriander
A few fresh basil leaves (thai basil if possible, if not regular italian basil is fine)
7 green chillies (finger chillies)
2/3 of a tin of coconut milk
1 large spoonful of peanut butter
Cut the tofu into cubes about 2-3cm squared and in each cube make a small slit and stuff with a small amount of peanut butter.
Chop and blend all of the other ingredients together to form a marinade, adding any left over peanut butter. Marinade the tofu in this mixture for at least 30 minutes.
Heat a small amount of oil in a frying pan or ideally a griddle pan if you have one available.
Grill the tofu until a nice golden colour, turning regularly.
Serve with a nice fresh salad and some sweet chilli sauce to dip into.