Tofu with Red Curry Paste, Peas, and Yellow Tomatoes

Tofu with Red Curry Paste, Peas, and Yellow Tomatoes Recipe
Randy Mayor
Red curry paste can be found in the ethnic or gourmet sections of most large supermarkets. The paste is a blend of clarified butter (ghee), curry powder, vinegar, and other seasonings. Use either Indian or Asian curry paste; it comes in mild and hot versions, so adjust the heat to suit your preference.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 cup tofu mixture and 1 cup rice)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 421
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Fat 10.6 g
Satfat 3.1 g
Monofat 2.9 g
Polyfat 3.1 g
Protein 15.5 g
Carbohydrate 66.9 g
Fiber 5.3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 8.7 mg
Sodium 344 mg
Calcium 154 mg

Ingredients

1 (14-ounce) package firm tofu, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups thinly sliced onion
1 cup light coconut milk
1 to 2 tablespoons red curry paste
1 cup shelled green peas (about 1 pound unshelled) or frozen green peas, thawed
1/2 cup chopped yellow tomato
4 cups hot cooked long-grain rice

Preparation

Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu; cook until liquid from tofu is evaporated (about 3 minutes). Remove tofu from pan; sprinkle with lime juice, turmeric, salt, and pepper.

Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes. Add tofu, and cook 7 minutes or until golden. Combine milk and curry paste; add to pan. Reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Add peas and tomato; cook 2 minutes. Serve over rice.

Note:

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Deborah Madison,

May 2000
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