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    Spicy Lemongrass Tofu

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    30 mins

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    Pikake21's Note:

    This dish is very tasty and easy to prepare. From Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table by Mai Pham.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 2 stalks lemongrass, outer layers peeled, bottom white part thinly sliced and finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 teaspoons chopped thai bird chiles or 2 teaspoons another fresh chili peppers
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried chili pepper flakes
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 12 ounces tofu, drained, patted dry and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 yellow onion, cut into 1/8-inch slices
    • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 4 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts
    • 10 pepper leaves, shredded (la lot) or 2/3 cup loosely packed asian basil leaves

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine the lemongrass, soy sauce, chilies, chili flakes, turmeric, sugar and salt in a bowl.
    2. 2
      Add the tofu cubes and turn to coat them evenly.
    3. 3
      Marinate for 30 minutes.
    4. 4
      Heat half of the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat.
    5. 5
      Add the onion, shallot and garlic and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
    6. 6
      Reduce the heat to low and cook until the onions are soft, about 3 minutes.
    7. 7
      Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
    8. 8
      Wipe the pan clean and heat the remaining oil over moderate heat.
    9. 9
      Add the tofu mixture and, using chopstick or wooden spoons, turn so it cooks evenly, about 4 to 5 minutes.
    10. 10
      Add the onion mixture and cook, uncovered, for another 2 to 3 minutes.
    11. 11
      Add half the peanuts and all the pepper leaves.
    12. 12
      Remove from the heat and transfer to a serving plate.
    13. 13
      Garnish with the remaining peanuts and serve immediately with steamed rice.

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Lemongrass Tofu

    Serving Size: 1 (98 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 187.9
     
    Calories from Fat 142
    75%
    Total Fat 15.8 g
    24%
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    10%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 526.3 mg
    21%
    Total Carbohydrate 7.1 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    4%
    Sugars 2.6 g
    10%
    Protein 6.7 g
    13%

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    lemongrass

    bird chiles

    pepper leaves

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