Broccoli & Tofu in Spicy Peanut Sauce

This vegetarian classic from the Enchanted Broccoli Forest is a keeper.

The sauce:
½ cup good, unprocessed peanut butter
¼ cup cider vinegar
2 Tbs. blackstrap molasses
½ cup hot water
2 Tbs. tamari sauce
¼- ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
The sauté:
1 lb. of fresh broccoli
4 medium cloves garlic, minced
1 cup coarsely chopped raw peanuts
3 tbs. peanut oil
1 lb. tofu, cut into small cubes
2-3 Tbs. tamari sauce
2 tsp. freshly grated ginger root
2 cups thinly sliced onion

2 freshly minced scallions

1) Coarsely chop the broccoli florets and thinly slice the peeled stalks on the diagonal. 2) Heat wok and add 1 Tbs. peanut oil and half the ginger and garlic. Lightly salt. Sauté over medium heat for 1 minute, then add tofu chunks. Turn heat up a little, and stir-fry the tofu for 5-8 minutes. Mix gently with the peanut sauce. 3) Wipe out wok and heat again, adding remaining 2 Tbs. oil, ginger, and garlic, and lightly salt. Add onions and black pepper, and sauté over medium heat until onions are soft (about 5 minutes). 4) Gently warm the peanut-tofu sauce on a very low flame. 5) Add the broccoli, chopped peanuts, and 2-3 Tbs. tamari to the wok, and stir-fry until broccoli is bright green and just tender (about 5 minutes). 6) Pour the peanut sauce over the sauté, and toss gently until everything is coated evenly. Sprinkle in the minced scallions and serve over rice.

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