Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Black pepper tofu with snow peas

If you're a fan of salt and pepper anything (salt and pepper calamari, etc.) you'll love this.

800 g firm tofu
vegetable oil for frying
50 g butter
about 5 spring onions, chopped
fresh red chillies, chopped (to taste)
fresh garlic, chopped (to taste)
1 tbsp fresh root ginger, chopped
3 tbsp sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
3 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
1 tbsp black peppercorns, coarsely crushed (use mortar and pestle)
snow peas, chopped

Cut tofu into bite-sized slices or chunks. Heat oil in large frying pan. Toss the tofu in cornflour and shake off the excess, then fry the tofu pieces in the oil, turning until they're golden and crispy all over. Transfer tofu onto paper towel to remove excess oil.

Remove the oil and any sediment from the pan, then melt the butter in it. Add the spring onions, chilli, garlic and ginger. Sauté until ingredients are soft. Add the soy sauces and pepper and stir.

Add the tofu and snow peas to warm them up in the sauce for about a minute. Serve hot. Serves four.

(Thanks to Liana for sharing this recipe with me!)

Not the most photogenic of dishes, but it tastes, and smells, amazing

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