I love this recipe and make it many times during the summer when yellow tomatoes are available at our farmer's market. We like hot food, so I actually use about 3.5 TB of curry paste. I also add a dash of fish sauce and chopped fresh basil and cilantro on top. Jasmine rice is an excellent accompaniment, with a simple vegetable like steamed broccoli or quickly sauteed bok choi along the side. My husband always eats two servings, I eat one, and have one left for lunch.
Tofu with Red Curry Paste, Peas, and Yellow Tomatoes
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.
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- Calories: 421
- Calories from fat: 23%
- Fat: 10.6g
- Saturated fat: 3.1g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 3.1g
- Protein: 15.5g
- Carbohydrate: 66.9g
- Fiber: 5.3g
- Cholesterol: 0.0mg
- Iron: 8.7mg
- Sodium: 344mg
- Calcium: 154mg
- 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
- 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.
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