Thanks for joining us for tip of the week! I am so excited to share a very basic recipe I accidentally stumbled upon. I had almost an entire block of tofu in my fridge (I used a sliver of it for a different recipe) and wanted to use it before it went bad. I had been thinking of a lemongrass pad thai I had a few months ago and was wanting to recreate it. During a trip to the supermarket, I found lemongrass sauces in a pouch and decided to give it a try… I am SO glad I did! This sauce tastes amazing, is perfectly creamy, and great on pretty much anything! Try it out the next time you are pressed for time and craving something delicious.
– 1 serving of rice (you can also switch for pasta or anything else you’re in the mood for!)
– 1 handful of spinach
– 1 package of extra firm tofu
– 1 package of Saffron Road Lemongrass Basil Simmer Sauce
– 3 tablespoons of olive or coconut oil
1. Drain your package of tofu and wrap in a clean kitchen towel. Place a heavy book or pan on top (goal is to suck the water out of the tofu so you can get your flavors in!).
2. After at least 15 minutes, unwrap your tofu, towel should be pretty wet. Slice your tofu into 1/4″ thick rectangles as you heat your oil on medium high in a sautee pan.
3. When your oil is ready fry your tofu on each side until crispy — about 3-5 minutes on each side.
4. Pour the package of sauce over the tofu and let simmer for a few minutes until sauce is heated through.
5. Prepare your bowl: layer your serving of rice, handful of spinach, and a few strips of tofu on top.