Almond and Tofu in Peanut Butter Sauce  

Posted By: Margie Babon

 

Almonds are not only for bread and pastries. Try to mix it for main entrée like this recipe combined with tofu. The taste of ginger combine with celery and peanut butter sauce makes it so mouthwatering. Almond and Tofu in Peanut Butter Sauce can be served as appetizer or as a meal with brown rice.  Almonds are great source of protein that lower cholesterol level. Eating almonds is choosing to have a heart-healthy diet.

 

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Fried tofu blend with crunchy almonds is so good to serve for lunch or dinner.

 

500 gms. Firm tofu, cut in cubes, fried into golden brown

½ cup almonds, peeled

2 tbsp. canola oil

1 tbsp. soy sauce

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 large white onion, chopped

Small portion of ginger, peeled, cut into strips

1 large red or green bell pepper, sliced into 6 medium size

3 stalk celery,  chopped about  ½ inch

2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter

1/4 cup warm water

1 tbsp. all-purpose flour dissolved in ½ cup warm water

Sea salt

Freshly cracked ground pepper

 

  1. Using large sauce pan over medium heat, warm 2 tbsp. canola oil for a minute.
  2. Saute ginger first until aromatic. Add chopped garlic, sauté until light brown.
  3. Add chopped white onion. Caramelized by sautéing for 4 minutes.
  4. Add fried tofu, bell pepper and celery.
  5. Add 1 tbsp. soy sauce and ¼ cup warm water. Simmer for 6minutes.
  6. Add peeled almonds, creamy peanut butter and dissolved flour. Mix well. Cover and simmer for another 3 minutes.
  7. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked ground pepper.
  8. Makes 4-5 servings.

 

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Almond and Tofu in Peanut Butter Sauce is also great as appetizer or with brown rice.

 

 

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