Lately I have become bored with our normal dinner routine so the other day I decided to take some time and experiment with a new recipe. I wanted to come up with a dish that didn’t take a long time or have a ton of ingredients (because I would never make it again) and also something a little more exotic than our normal fare of chickenless nuggets and fries. I have always loved creating meals from scratch but I rarely have time to, so whipping up this Crispy Curried Tofu was a real treat! I love it so much that I HAVE to share, so read on to learn how to make this awesome dish for yourself!
Before you start you need to know that this a two part process. I know you’re thinking “Wait, you just said this was going to be easy!” Don’t worry, it totally is. You just need to let your main ingredient marinate in the fridge for a few hours before it’s time to make your dish. After that it will only take about 30 minutes from prep to plate.
What You Need For Crispy Curried Tofu:
- Extra firm tofu. I use Nasoya.
- Curry sauce. Seeds Of Change’s Tikka Masala is my favorite, but if you can’t find it any curry based sauce will do.
- Kraft Fresh Take (Italian Parmesan flavor)
- Rice. I used Trader Joe’s Confetti rice because it has a great lemongrass and ginger flavor that complements the curry.
- Cookie sheet or baking pan.
First gather your tofu, curry sauce and a wide bowl. Cut the tofu into 1/4 inch thick strips like this:
Next cut the tofu strips in half, place them in your bowl and pour enough curry sauce over them to coat completely. You can do a few layers, just make sure each layer is covered. Leave about 1/4 cup of your sauce in the jar for later. Cover and set in the fridge for 2 hours.
After your tofu has had some time to marinate preheat your oven to 400 degrees and set out all of your ingredients. Open up your Kraft Fresh Take packet and pour onto a small plate. The Fresh Take packet is divided into two sections (breadcrumbs and cheese) and I didn’t want a lot of cheese in my dish so I took some out before mixing the two together. This step isn’t necessary, just a matter of taste.
Take your tofu pieces and dip them in the breadcrumb mixture, coating each side generously. Don’t worry about it looking messy right now, you want a nice thick layer of both curry sauce and breadcrumbs.
Place your coated tofu pieces on a cookie sheet 1/2 inch apart.
Put them in the oven and bake for 15 minutes on each side. While they are baking you can prepare your rice. I won’t go into how to do that because it’s really up to what kind you are using. Mine was microwavable so I just popped it in for 3 minutes and it was done. When everything is finished cooking plate your rice and add 3-5 pieces of tofu. Top with a few spoonfuls of your curry sauce and you’re done. Now grab a fork, sit back and enjoy your awesome meal!
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