Thai Peanut Tofu Noodles


A vegetarian recipe! This is a rarity around our house. It took a lot of convincing to get Michael to agree to a tofu dinner. I thought it was tasty, but not the absolute best tofu to start Michael out on. I think we just didn't cook the tofu as long as we could have. He did like it, but of course I'm sure he would've preferred meat. I'd say cook the tofu until it's nice and brown (rather than just lightly brown), but that's just a personal preference. The peanut sauce adds a good flavor to the tofu and the peanuts add a nice little crunch. Original recipe from Whole Foods - serves 4.

Happy almost Turkey day everyone! I am getting so excited about all the baking & yummy food! oh boy!

Ingredients

  • Salt
  • 1 (8-ounce) package pad Thai-style rice noodles (or whole wheat linguine)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (14-ounce) package firm tofu, cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup peanut sauce, divided
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup prepared peanut sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted and salted peanuts, for garnish

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add noodles and cook until tender. Drain and rinse in cold water; set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add tofu and sauté until lightly browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add jalapeno, bean sprouts, and onions. Cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add carrot, peanut sauce and noodles. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 1-2 minutes (just to heat everything through).
  4. Serve onto dishes and top with cilantro and peanuts.

25 comments:

Sarah said...

Thank you for checking out sjgourmet! I will add you to my follow list, and I hope to see you more often!! I have made this recpe ( my daughter is a vegetarian) and I really liked it! Thai food is definately one of my favorites.

glamah16 said...

That looks delish. Thanks for visiting. I have now found a great new blog to visit in return. I am trying to convince CS to like tofu.

Ivy said...

My family are still not ready to try a tofu dinner as well but the recipe does sound delicious.

Marisa said...

The flavour combo sounds amazing! My hubby doesn't have a problem with tofu (as long as it's not every day...), but I do have trouble finding it. I'll definitely keep this recipe in mind though when next I can find some at a good price.

♥peachkins♥ said...

Love tofu but I haven't tried them in noodles this way..

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds like a nice healthy tasty delicious meal to have before the holidays. Delicious and gorgeous photo!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

Looks tasty and healthy, and just what to eat before the turkey overload! Happy Thanksgiving to you too, make sure you guys eat some extra for me as we don't celebrate it here :D

Jennie said...

I am going through a tofu phase at the moment! This sounds delicious! Something people might appreciate after eating so much Turkey!

Chef E said...

You have me running to the market for these ingredients! I love that photo too...

Mary said...

What a great recipe to have when you want to cut back on meat. It's hard to beat healthy when it can also be tied to delicious. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Grace said...

what a great dish in which to use some tofu! i like the stuff and i'm always looking for subtle ways to sneak it into a meal--this is perfect. peanutty perfect.

Juliana said...

Oh! Love the idea of using peanut sauce and cilantro...and of course tofu :-) The picture is very nice!

Karine said...

I can't never cook vegetarian because od my spouse... Ah these men :P

I love tofu with peanuts. Great combo!

Shannon said...

this looks absolutely delicious! i need more peanut sauce in my life ;)

A Year on the Grill said...

I will eat TOFU when they peel a porkloin from my cold dead fingers... But if you must, this recipe looks ...

Nah, sorry, it still looks like tofu. But I will LOVE your next recipe, I promise

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow love noodles like this I live in Winston love finding NC bloggers

Esi said...

These sound delicious..and really healthy. Great combo!

Joanne said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! You've got some great food on here.

I really like tofu but it needs to be fried the right way to get that crispy exterior to get non-tofu eaters to even consider liking it. I've only managed to achieve this level of perfection once. Peanut sauce, on the other hand, is ALWAYS good. It's one of my favorite things to eat.

My Little Space said...

It must be very tasty with all those crunchy peanut in that noodle! hmm....mm..

Sylvia said...

Looks very tasty and healthy although I'm not a tofu's big fan

Roseiro.Pedro said...

the picture look amazing, im not a tofu fan, but thai food is absolutely amazing, im sure it tasted nice.
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Sweet and Savory said...

Honestly, I would leave the tofu out and then I would love it. It would make a good side dish.

Kerstin said...

This is right up my alley! I was actually craving tofu the other day and made fried rice with it, but I wish I had all the ingredients for this around - yum!

Olga said...

this looks like such a pretty dish!
i absolutely love tofu...especially the silken one that is fried :)

Leela said...

Oooh, this looks delicious. Not that it needs any more add-ins, but the Thai in me wants to squeeze fresh lime juice over the top, sprinkle lot of dried pepper flakes and go at it hands-free.

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