Tofu with Peanut Sauce

Creamy tofu cubes served with a sweet and spicy peanut sauce.  Serve with rice and broccoli for a quick vegan weeknight dinner.
Creamy tofu cubes served with a sweet and spicy peanut sauce.  Serve with rice and broccoli for a quick vegan weeknight dinner. #CardamomAndCoconut #PeanutSauce #Tofu #VegetarianDinner
Ingredients
  • 1 block extra firm tofu (14-15 oz, drained)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Rice for serving

Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cube tofu and place in a single layer on a nonstick baking sheet and cook for 25 minutes. If you aren’t using a nonstick baking sheet, cover with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • While the tofu is baking, prepare the sauce by mixing together the sesame oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 30 seconds, stir, then microwave for 30 seconds more. By this point, it should be pretty easy to stir together with a fork. Add in the sambal oelek and mix until well combined.
  • When the tofu is done, remove from oven. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the vegetable oil, tofu, and half of the peanut sauce.  Cook until the tofu is crispy and golden brown.
  • Serve the tofu over rice and drizzle the remaining peanut sauce on top.