Protein Protein Everywhere (PUN INTENDED!)
It was about 20 minutes until dinner time and I had no brilliant ideas. I opened the fridge. Saw the usual - tofu, and a lots of color..tomatoes chillies, cilantro, lemons - and we had some bread at home. So there it is. Seared tofu with a tomato ginger sauce!
I have made this recipe with cubed tofu several times but this way it is just quicker. Skip the heat if you prefer but with the ginger the heat and the lemon add a perfect kick! Again like most other recipes this will be stove-to-plate within 20 minutes.
High protein, low sodium, low fat recipe.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Firm tofu, large rectangular pieces, drained and dried.
- 3 large tomatoes ( I use plum or roma)
- 1 tbsp cumin seeds
- 2 tbsp freshly chopped ginger
- 2-3 Thai hot pepper (optional)
- 3-4 tbsp oil
Dice the tomatoes and the cut the ginger finely.
Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin and thai hot chillies
Add the tomatoes, ginger, salt and some turmeric (optional) and cook with the lid covered for 5-8 minutes to get a smooth sauce.
In the mean while drizzle a few drops of oil on the tava and let the tofu pieces get a bit crispy.
Add 2-3 big tbsps of the sauce onto the tofu and let them cook with the sauce for 3-5 min.