Sunday, March 08, 2009

Fried Tofu with Spicy Toppings

Sorry for not updating my blog for such a long time. I just got home a few days ago and now my kitchen is back in action again.

I cooked this tofu dish for Diana and myself. Both of us love tofu cook in any ways. It is healthy and great source of protein and we can eat it everyday. This is a great dish to eat with rice especially the crispiness of the Tofu with the spiciness of the topping. Try it, and I'll bet you'll get hooked to it!

Ingredients :
3 pieces of firm tofu
Half red pepper - julienne
Half yellow pepper - julienne
Half carrot- julienne
6 medium size shrimps - clean and chopped
1 small onions
1 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp of chili paste
1/2 tsp of sugar
3 tbsp of soy sauce
some spring onion for garnish

1. Heat oil in a pan and fry tofu till it gets golden brown. Remove from heat, drain the oil on paper towel and keep aside. Remove the oil from the frying pan leave about 1 tbsp.
2. Add in garlic and onions and stir-fry for a minute and add in prawns, peppers and carrots. Stir-fry for a few seconds and add in the chili paste.
3. Continue to stir-fry for a few seconds and add in the soy sauce and sugar. Stir until well combined and pour it over the fried tofu.
4. Garnish with spring onion and serve warm with rice.


Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh I'm in love with it already. Gorgeous color and I love tofu too!

vanillasugarblog said...

welcome back home...feels good to be back in the kitchen right?
I need to cook with tofu more; I don't and I'm bad.

Christelle said...

Glad you're back I cook4fun, I missed your posts!!
I have not posted much in the last month and I intend to remedy that in March...

And I have not eaten tofu for ages, it's cold here and I have eaten winter things, time for a change!! Thanks for sharing :))))

Kiersten said...

Glad to hear that you're home safe. Can't wait to see you soon. :) Take care.

Cat Cat said...

I do have tofu in my fridge... I'm thinking of cooking this in the next couple of days.... Yum yum yum... I love tofu too.

Ashley said...

These look beautiful! I'm trying to like shrimp, and I love tofu, so maybe I should give these a shot :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Gert, glad you reached home safely. Hope to have a chance to meet up with you next time

- Kath

Anonymous said...

yey!! Welcome back Gertrude!! I can feast my eyes with your cooking again!!
This dish looks great - tofu looks really crispy!

Anonymous said...

This looks delicious! The spicy topping sounds like it would taste amazing with the tofu. I can't wait to try it!

Food For Tots said...

By looking at your stunning shot, my eyes are already get hooked. Definitely taste heaven!;)

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, most of us love tofu :)

Dawn, yean it is good to be back in my own kitchen :)

Christelle, I miss posting too :)

Pinky, thanks. Hope to see you soon.

Cat, why not cook this tofu. Is easy and healthy :)

Ashley, hope you like this dish and you can always replace the shrimp with chicken.

Kath, thank you and hopefully we get to meet each other the next time :)

Leemei, thank you. Yea, the tofu is crispy.

Ourlifeinfood, thanks for stopping by. Hope you like this dish.

Food For Tots, it taste really good :)

My Asian Kitchen said...

this photo look good! are you using your new camera?

Elin Chia said...

Hi Gert,

Yum yum..tofu my fav. thanks for sharing and I am glad you are back to sharing all your secret recipes :)))


Noob Cook said...

I love to eat this at Thai eateries. Yours look so delicious & beautiful =)

ICook4Fun said...

Lesley, yes it's taken by the new camera.

Elin, it is good to be back to regular blogging :)

Noobcook, thank you.

Anonymous said...

I love tofu but have not tried frying them like them, thanks for your recipe, it's lovely. The picture is so attractive as if I can smile it here. Nice to have you back in the blogosphere!

Anonymous said...

This tofu looks perfectly crisp and golden brown!
Do you press the tofu first to expel the water?

ICook4Fun said...

Janet, it's good to be back :)

Lauren, thanks for stopping by and your comment. As for the tofu I will always drain the water on a paper towel to get rid of the water as this way it won't splatter when I fry it.

Gem said...

Whenever I fry tofu, it always look dark brown and more grilled/sauteed than fried, texture wise. How do you get that breaded texture? Here's a link to see how my tofu comes out:

Thank you for any tips you can give.

ICook4Fun said...

Gem, thanks for stopping by. Next time dust your tofu with a bit of cornstarch or flour before you fry it. And when you fry make sure the heat is not too high as it might get burn easily. Hope this help.

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks delicious. Tofu can be a wonderful ingredient in the right hands.