Friday, October 29, 2010

Tofu and Broccoli with Peanut Sauce

I love a good peanut sauce, and this one doubles as a marinade for baked tofu. It's also delicious with rice noodles or spring rolls.

1 14-oz. pkg. firm tofu, cut into 10 slices and pressed
4 cups broccoli florets
1 cup rice (1 cup uncooked)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
2 tsp. sriracha chile sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced

While your tofu slices are being pressed, combine the water, peanut butter, brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, chile sauce and garlic in a microwave-safe cup or bowl. Microwave the sauce for about a minute and a half, until the peanut butter is melted. Whisk the sauce until thoroughly combined.

Place the tofu slices in a large ziploc bag and pour the peanut sauce over them. Marinate in the fridge for at least one hour, or longer.

Move the tofu slices to a parchment-lined baking sheet, reserving the marinade. Bake the tofu slices for 45 minutes at 425 degrees F, flipping halfway through.

Steam the broccoli until tender (about 5 minutes) and boil the rice according to package directions.

To serve, microwave the peanut sauce for 30 seconds to reheat. Mound some rice on your plate, scoop some broccoli over it, and lay two or three tofu slices on top. Drizzle with reserved peanut sauce.

Olivia wishes she could eat that instead of mushy peas.  Grow some teeth, baby girl, then we'll talk!

Happy Halloween, have a spooooky weekend, and I'll see y'all on Monday for Vegan MoFo!


  1. Tofu, broccoli, and peanut sauce is definitely one of my family's favorite meals! Thanks for the new peanut sauce recipe!

  2. That tofu looks delicious! Olivia is adorable!!!!

  3. I must try your peanut recipe. I remember I tried making spring rolls for mothers day and couldn't get the darn peanut sauce right. I ended up having to go to the market and buy a jar. Thank you for sharing : ]

  4. Olivia is asking to have the sh*t squeezed out of her.

  5. Yum, broccoli, tofu & peanut sauce are three of my favourite things.

  6. Once again, the dish you created looks delicious (and - what I like about most recipes on your blog - quick to make, with easy-to-find ingredients)! :)

    I also love the picture of Olivia - what a funny, cute expression you've managed to capture!

  7. Mmm... I love a good peanut sauce! (Especially when it involves tofu and broccoli.)