Posted by: Jonjon | December 31, 2008

Tofu Coconut Curry Tofu 7.3/10

Tofu Coconut Curry Tofu 7.3/10
December 30 2008
• 1 bunch green onions
• 1/2 (14 ounce) can light coconut milk 198g
• 30 ml soy sauce, divided 2 tablespoons
• 1 g brown sugar ¼ teaspoon
• 2 g curry powder ¾ teaspoon
• 0.9 g minced fresh ginger ½ teaspoon
• 5 g chile paste 1 teaspoon
• 225 g firm tofu, cut into 3/4 inch cubes ½ pound
• 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped 2 roma tomatoes
• 1/2 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced ½
• 55 g fresh mushrooms, chopped
• 5 g chopped fresh basil
• 140 g chopped bok choy 2 cups
• salt to taste

This recipe’s Ingredients were scaled to yield a new amount. The directions below still refer to the original recipe yield of 6 servings.
1. Remove white parts of green onions, and finely chop. Chop greens into 2 inch pieces.
2. In a large heavy skillet over medium heat, mix coconut milk, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, brown sugar, curry powder, ginger, and chile paste. Bring to a boil.
3. Stir tofu, tomatoes, yellow pepper, mushrooms, and finely chopped green onions into the skillet. Cover, and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix in basil and bok choy. Season with salt and remaining soy sauce. Continue cooking 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender but crisp. Garnish with remaining green onion.

Don’t be afraid of a lack of liquid to boil your vegetables. Once the tomatoes and mushrooms are in, then you will get plenty of liquid to cook your vegetables. At first, I thought the bok choy will never get done because I used a small pot. To my surprise, they shrank immediately after contact with hot water so I just added one by one and somehow they fitted into the pot perfectly. I will add more bok choy and less tofu next time. Tofu tasted quite good, but I don’t think it’s that healthy. I also only added 1 tablespoons and a bit of soy sauce instead of 2, and added no salt. This actually tastes very thai-style, but in a more bland form. I would add lime-leafs, lemongrass, more basil or lemon juice next time to spice up the flavor. Otherwise, all you get is a mild but flavorful dish.


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