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Peanut Crusted Marinated Tofu

Meatless Monday is a factor and I’m right here as a meat lover to share a recipe with you that any meat lover would even take pleasure in. The recipe for this Peanut Crusted Marinated Tofugot here to me after my boss stated she had a style for one thing lighter a few weeks in the past.

Not feeling as much as going to the grocery retailer for the third time that week I made a decision to work with what we had within the fridge and pantry. We had Further Agency Tofu, Freshly Roasted Peanuts (a household specialty) and a few Kale we would have liked to make use of up. We all the time have a plethora of rice and soy sauce. So BOOM, the thought for the Peanut Crusted Marinated Tofu was born!

There are two methods to getting this recipe proper. One is urgent out the tofu after it sits within the marinade and the second trick is to verify to crush your peanuts effective sufficient. two very easy issues to perform should you observe the steps within the recipe.

Here’s what you will have to assemble for the recipe:


  • 1 Package deal of Further Agency Tofu, Drained and lower into 1 inch thick rectangles.
  • 1 T of Black Pepper
  • 1/three C of Olive Oil or Sesame oil if you want
  • 1/three C of Good High quality Soy Sauce
  • 1 T of Garlic Powder
  • Just a few leaves of a recent herb, I used Thai Basil
  • 2 C + half of C  of Crushed Peanuts, Crushed Semi High quality, which means a mixture of powder and small items.
  • three C of Cooked White Rice
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion, Sliced
  • 6 Inexperienced Onions, Chopped
  • four to six C of Chopped Kale
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/four C Oil For Frying, I used a mixture of Vegetable Oil and Sesame Oil

The method is pretty simple. Simply do not forget that it’s good to press out the liquid from the tofu to get the peanuts to stay and fry effectively. Here’s what you do:


  • Place your tofu slices in a shallow pan. Add the soy sauce, olive oil, garlic powder, black pepper, inexperienced onions and recent herbs to the dish. The tofu can marinate wherever from 1 hour to eight hours within the fridge or the counter. You’ll simply want to show the slices sometimes in order that each side are absorbing the marinade.
  • As soon as your tofu has marinated to your desired size of time, reserve the marinade. You’ll  have to press the liquid out of the tofu. You do that by inserting the tofu slices in a single layer on prime of about eight sheets of paper towels stack up. Then place 2 layers of paper towels on prime of the tofu. On prime of that I place a cookie sheet on prime of the paper towels masking the tofu after which add a number of heavy canned items to the highest of the cookie sheet. I permit this to sit down for no less than thirty minutes and a most of two hours.
  • Whereas your tofu dries out, prep your peanuts and whisk your eggs with a splash of water.
  • When your tofu is dried, dunk it within the egg wash and ensure you are getting all sides, then press into the peanut combination. Flip over and press peanuts into the opposite aspect. Your tofu ought to be coated with a mic of the “peanut mud” and a few bigger items you possibly can press into the tofu.
  • Warmth your oil in a skillet after which add your tofu and fry turning midway by means of cooking to brown all sides. You could discover it simpler to do that in batches. Put together a plate with paper towels so the tofu can drain after frying.
  • When you will have fried all of your tofu,  add the onions to the identical skillet and fry till translucent.
  • Subsequent add the Kale and sauté till simply wilted.
  • Add rice to every plate, prime with the fried tofu, kale and onion combination, then drizzle with the marinade and prime with the remaining chopped peanuts.


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