I can’t believe we haven’t blogged this recipe. It’s something we make often and it’s one of my favorite meals. It’s easy and relatively cheap. All you need is tofu and broccoli, along with things everyone should have on hand in the fridge anyhow. It’s probably kinda fattening, but aside from the frying of the tofu, I’m pretty sure it’s good fat. Heck, I don’t actually care- it’s good! We eat enough salads to make up for it.
-1/3 c natural peanut butter
-1/8 c tamari
-3 or 4 cloves of garlic (to taste), minced
-1/2 tsp cayenne (or to taste)
-1 T mirin
-1 T brown sugar
-8 oz very firm tofu (vacuum packed), cubed
-veggie oil for frying
-12 oz broccoli (or about 3 heads), chopped into florets
-brown rice, cooked
Procedure (make sure to set your rice to cook first!):
1. In a bowl mix the peanut butter, tamari, garlic, cayenne, mirin, and sugar. Set aside.
2. Fry the tofu cubes in a little veggie oil over medium high heat until crispy and browned. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
3. Bring water to boil in a large pot. Put 1/4 cup of the hot water into your peanut butter mixture and stir- set aside again. Salt the water and cook the broccoli for just about 3 minutes. Drain, put a little cold water on it to stop the cooking, and set aside.
4. Is your rice done? Then it’s time to get everything you set aside. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the tofu, broccoli, and peanut butter mixture until the sauce begins to bubble and get thick.
5. Serve over rice and enjoy this very flavorful meal! It serves 4, unless you’re really hungry and a bit of a pig like we are!