I didn’t think I could cook tofu at home, until I realized that I could buy at the Asian market the same stuff I love at the Thai restaurant! Look for fried bean curd in the refrigerated section if you want to duplicate your favorite Chinese or Thai restaurant tofu. Otherwise, use marinated, baked tofu cubes — or tofu straight out of the package, if that’s your thing.
2 cups frozen stir fry veggies of your choice – HyVee brand Stir Fry Vegetables with Asparagus is great
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 TB soy sauce
1/2 tsp rice vinegar
2 TB Hoisin sauce
2 TB peanut butter (crunchy or creamy, your preference)
2 TB water or more, to thin sauce
Sriracha chili sauce, to taste (optional)
Chopped peanuts, fresh cilantro, and lime juice to top (optional)
Heat sesame oil in a skillet and cook vegetables. Add remaining ingredients and heat until peanut butter melts. Add tofu and serve over Jasmin rice or rice noodles, with Sriracha to taste. Serves 2, or 1 who is very hungry.
*If tofu will frighten away the omnivore you’re feeding, throw a scoop of frozen shrimp into a separate skillet – it’s easy to prepare and doesn’t require you to actually touch it.