Oh my days, this recipe. Writing up about it is reminding me how good this sauce was and is making my mouth water all over again. That said, this is coming from a big peanut fan, so I am slightly biased. As mentioned in the title. this satay sauce can be used two ways but this is just with the baked tofu, It can be used plenty more ways I assure you! A great source of protein, utterly delicious and relatively easy to make too, I honestly can't rave about this enough. So let's quit yakking and get cracking making it shall we?
For the satay sauce:
100ml of soy sauce
85g of peanut butter
1/2 juice of a lime
2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
½ teaspoon of sesame oil
¼ teaspoon of garlic paste
A pinch of ground ginger
A pinch of cayenne pepper
Half a tin of coconut milk
For the crispy tofu:
1 pack of extra-firm tofu
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Salt and pepper seasoning
For the sauce, literally all you need to do is get all of these ingredients in a blender or processor and wizz them all together. It really is that simple. The majority of the work goes into measuring out the quantities first but once this is done then the rest is a breeze.
Once your sauce is done, taste and adjust any flavours to your taste if need be.
Next we can get start on the tofu. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Then after pressing and draining your tofu (put it in a clean tea towel under a heavy object like some books for 30 mins or so) cut it into cubes and put into a bowl. Add your olive oil, cornstarch and seasoning. Carefully coat all the tofu by mixing it together with your hands. Make sure each piece is completely covered.
Place each piece individually on a baking tray and place in the over for about 30 minutes (turning half way through.) This time may vary depending on your oven make and model, so just keep an eye on it and take out when it is a lovely caramelised colour and springy to the touch.
For the first recipe, we went with a delicious tofu and broccoli satay noodle salad.
Steam some long stem broccoli and boiled some noodles. Throw in a bowl along with the tofu then sprinkle with fresh chilli, peanuts, sesame seeds and coriander.
Add a good drizzle of your sauce on top and serve with a wedge of lime.
Alternatively, for another option simply boil some rice and serve the tofu alone, drizzled in the sauce with some sesame seeds and fresh chilli. Simple but completely delicious.