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Swimming Angels

Swimming Angels

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ChristinaW

I fell in love with this dish at my local Thai restaurant. Steamed spinach and baked tofu is smothered in a sweet peanut sauce. Serve over steamed white sticky rice. You can substitute chicken or other meat if you prefer.

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  • Calories:
  • 749 kcal
  • 37%
  • Fat:
  • 27.5 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 100.2g
  • 32%
  • Protein:
  • 29 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1002 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Combine the rice and 4 cups of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low; simmer until rice is tender and water has been absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  2. In a separate saucepan, whisk together the peanut butter, 1 cup hot water, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, garlic, green onions and red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, and adding more hot water 1/4 cup at a time to maintain a pourable consistency.
  3. Bring about 1 inch of water to a boil in a large pot. Place the spinach and tofu into a steamer basket and set over the boiling water. Cover and steam until spinach has wilted and tofu is heated through, about 7 minutes.
  4. To serve, place spinach and tofu over white rice and smother in peanut sauce.
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Reviews

MOTTSBELA
15
5/11/2008

I don't usually like the peanut sauce at Thai restaurants -- it's too sweet for my personal tastes. But this recipe caught my eye, and it was so amazingly delicious! The balance of flavors was perfect. I can't wait to make this again, and I'd love to try the sauce on grilled veggies and grilled tofu. Yum!

sarah
13
9/30/2008

This is similar to dishes I've had called "Rama Thai", "Royal Thai", and "Phraram Long Song" (Meat in Peanut Sauce). I think this version is a little too thick and peanut buttery. I added an extra 1/2 cup of water. Next time I will only use 1/3 cup of peanut butter and add a 14 oz. can of coconut milk, and 1/8 cup water. I thought it needed a little more flavor, so I used 2 1/2 tbls. soy sauce, 2 1/2 tbls. rice vinegar, 1/4 tsp. powdered ginger, 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (to add some kick), and 1/8 tsp. sesame oil. I thought it was just a bit too sweet, so next time I'll only add 2 tbls. of sugar (esp. if I use coconut milk). I like my tofu crispy, so I drained and cut extra firm tofu into 2"x1" pieces, salted the cubes and deep fried them in 175F degree veg. oil for 3 minutes until golden. I wilted the spinach in a couple tsps. of oil in a skillet and drained it in a collander. I also added a 10 oz. can of mock duck. Top the dish with some chopped peanuts and it's perfect. YUM!!

MamaNicole
10
4/22/2008

This was an EXCELLENT, restaurant-quality recipe! I sliced & baked my tofu (400 degrees, 20 min on one side, 10 on the other) and followed the recipe exactly - it was delicious. Next time I'll reduce the rice by half - we had way too much left over.