Posted in Meals on 16/07/2017
I am a meat eater, very much so in fact.
I was asked to come up with recipes using tofu, but I have to hold my hands up here and admit that I have never eaten tofu, let alone cook with it. From doing my research it seems like it's a tricky one to cook to get the texture just right and I have to admit that I wasn't really looking forward to eating what I had cooked haha! A sentiment echoed by the boyfriend....every time I told him I was going to come up with a tofu curry recipe he almost literally turned his nose up!
So I am really happy to report that it was a success! I made it for our dinner last night, and I was really pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. The texture was lovely and crispy, the taste was on point and it went really well with the other flavours I combined it with.
Now, I can't claim credit for the reipe and method to making the tofu crispy - after all this was the first time I had ever cooked it. I actually got the method from the Minimalist Baker and I have to say it worked really well. I coated my cubed tofu pieces in Thai 7 spice seasoning before frying and then baking. I also used the extra firm tofu as recommended. I got Tofoo Co. tofu from my local Tescos and as a first time taste experience I thought it was nice.
The zingy curry sauce recipe needs coconut cream to give it that Thai flavour, and I used the Tescos version, but if you can't find that, then pop a can of coconut milk in the fridge the day before you make this recipe, open carefully then spoon out the separated cream from the water and use that.
This is a firey thai inspired curry sauce, so if you're not a fan of hot chilli heat, cut down the amount of chilli flakes you use - or leave them out altogether. I like it hot, so I went for the full amount.
If you are on my 3 Month Clean Eating Challenge, you can spiralise a courgette to have with the curry (as I did last night), but if not (or if you are having eariler in the day) then it will be really lovely with wholewheat noodles or wholegrain rice.
Be brave, even if you are a carnivore and try this crispy tofu. But if that really doesn't float your boat, replace with prawns or chicken instead - both would be really delicious.
Prep: 15 mins / Cook: 20 mins / Total: 35 mins
Hot and zingy Thai inspired clean eating tofu curry. Fresh flavours and crispy tofu - can you handle the heat?
Recipe Type: Meals / Serves: 2
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