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Tofu with Peanut Sauce is a favorite dish of vegetarians in Thailand! But anyone can enjoy the taste of fried tofu smothered in peanut sauce. Tofu is such a healthy, nutritious food to eat and many people who don't ordinarily eat it like it in this recipe!
Tofu with Peanut Sauce
Made from soy beans, tofu is a delicious, nutritious, protein-filled treat!

oil for deep frying
14 oz. box firm tofu (drain water before cutting)
2 med. size minced shallots
2 cloves minced garlic
2 fresh Thai chilies
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1/2 cup coconut cream
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon palm sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce (can substitute 2 teaspoons sea salt)
lettuce leaves
1 tablespoon ground roasted peanuts
tofu with peanut sauce photo
1. In a non-stick saucepan, heat the oil to approximately 375 degrees. Cut the tofu into 11/2 inch by 11/2 inch squares and drain on a paper towel before deep frying. Carefully drop the tofu squares into the heated oil and fry until golden brown.

2. In a heated wok, add shallot, garlic, Thai chili and peanut oil. Stir until golden brown and add coconut cream, peanut butter and palm sugar. Cook for 2 minutes, turn off the heat and add the fish sauce (or salt).

3. Arrange lettuce leaves on a plate and place fried tofu on top, followed with peanut sauce. Sprinkle ground peanut on top and serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings
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