Monday, June 22, 2009

Meatless Mondays – Peanut Tofu

I know, I know, it seems that all we have been featuring on Meatless Mondays is tofu lately.  I must say, we actually CRAVE tofu and usually have it more often than once a week.  I love the quickness, versatility, and ease of cooking with tofu.  Not to mention that it’s healthy and cheap budget-friendly.  Meat and seafood account for the most expense in many people’s grocery bills, so eating tofu and other meatless meals a couple days per week can really help cut costs. 

This weeks was a real winner. 


I marinated the sliced tofu in some soy sauce and sesame oil.  Then grilled for approximately 4-5 minutes per side.  After plating the veggies, tofu and rice, I added a drizzle of peanut sauce.  This really took the meal from good to great! 


Served with baby bok choy and sauteed shitake mushrooms

Thai Style Peanut Sauce

1 Tbsp peanut butter

1 1/2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar

1 tsp minced ginger

1-2 tsp. yellow miso

1 Tbsp. soy sauce

1 tsp brown sugar

1 Tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice

fresh cilantro, minced (approx 2 tsp.)

Mix well.  Double if you want extra for use on salads or dipping veggies.  (Great with steamed broccoli.)


Here is a picture of Chase with his girlfriend, Sydney, who is sleeping over for a few days.  She is also a Golden Retriever, who got a summer haircut. 



Kelly said...

Love the grill marks on that tofu. Yum.

Michele said...

Popped over from the Meatless Monday site.

This sounds wonderful. We don't eat a lot of tofu because my husband doesn't like it. I think it is a texture thing. So most of the Meatless Monday recipes I post don't feature it. I'll have to try this out on him. Thanks for sharing.