Friday, February 26, 2016

Vietnamese-style Tofu and Shrimps

For those of you who are not crazy about tofu, here's an excellent recipe to give it another chance.  Mixed with shrimps and coated with a flavorful sauce, this is really worth the try.  Serve with jasmine rice and some sauteed veggies.

Serves 4

- A half block of tofu, cut into cubes of ½ inch (1cm)
- About 24 tiger shrimps, shelled (I left the tails for the look)
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2-3 garlic cloves, passed through a garlic press
- 1 small cube of ginger, grated
- 1 small fresh red chili pepper, finely chopped (or red pepper flakes, to taste)
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp tamari sauce
- ¼ tsp cane sugar
- Small bunch of fresh coriander, chopped

In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium heat and sauté the garlic, ginger and pepper 1-2 minutes.

Add tomato paste, tamari sauce, sugar and 2 tbsp water.  Keep stirring for 2 minutes.

Add tofu and cook 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.  Add some salt.

Add shrimps et sauté until cooked (beware not to overcook them).  If needed, add another 1 or 2 tbsp water.

Garnish with coriander and serve.

Have you tried this recipe?  Feel free to share your thoughts or experiences!

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