Amazing Simple Thai Tofu

Amazing Simple Thai Tofu

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“You'd never guess it's Tofu! Peanut and ginger flavors combine to create a wonderful Asian-flavored dish that everyone will love. Serve over white rice.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Heat olive oil and sesame oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and cook green onions for one minute. Add tofu, and continue cooking 4 minutes more, sprinkling with soy sauce halfway through. Gently stir in the peanut butter and ginger, being careful not to break the tofu, until well incorporated.
  2. Remove from heat, and toss in coconut. Transfer to a serving dish, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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Good recipe. If you're worried about the peanut butter breaking up the tofu, do what I did-whip the peanut butter into some coconut milk! Worked like a charm and made the dish extra creamy. I used enough to make the peanut butter kind of warm frosting consistency, maybe a tad thinner. This plus jasmine rice equals heaven to reheat for lunch at work! Cue jealous coworkers!



I found this recipe very simple and fast. I liked the fact that it used mostly ingredients I already had around. The prep time was minimal and the cooking time was brief. I cook at a student cooperative house full of 20 hungry college students, so I scaled the recipe to 10 times its published size and used a large wok with excellent results. I found that the finished product was somewhat bland, so I added a bit of extra ginger and a pinch of cayenne, which gave it some needed extra kick. I also found it to be a bit dull and colorless, so I added some grated carrots, which gave it needed crunch and color. With my modifications, my housemates gobbled it up and made me promise to make it again! I recommend serving with rice.



I liked this recipe, but I thought the ginger flavor was too subtle, and consequently the dish was a little bland so I added a bit of Thai Chili Sauce and that really made all of the flavors 'pop'! Also, I agree with adding a bit of water before stirring in peanut butter. The water helped to deglaze the pan and prevented the tofu from breaking apart. I will make this one again with slight augmentations...

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 285 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 20.5 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs
  • 10.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 20.1 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 179 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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