Thursday, June 24, 2010

Curried Tofu with Zuccini, Fresh Peas and Green Beans

Whenever I discover I like something that I either always thought I didn't like, or just didn't really eat.....I now want it all the time... it's like I'm making up for lost time of enjoying its deliciousness....

This is true for, but not limited to: olives, scallops, pickles, tofu, sushi, etc. All things I just started eating in the past 3 years or so and now can not get enough of them... another one of these things is coconut milk.. I always love Indian Curry but had it in my mind that I hated Thai curry because it's base is coconut milk... But then one day I decided to try it and realized how wrong I was. Coconut milk is delicious! So of course now it's time to experiment with it....

Here is a recipe combining what we got in our farm box this week + what we had in our pantry to make a yummy and overflowing bowl of healthy food....

Let's begin!

I started by sauteing up some lite firm tofu


and chopped up all my veggies (we used onion, zucchini, fresh peas & green beans)


I sauteed the onions for a long time (almost 10 minutes!) until they were slightly brown (not burned!) and sweet and delicious...


Then sprinkled about a tablespoon of curry powder on them and let that cook a little bit... ( I need to invest in some spicier curry powder!)


Then added a can of light coconut milk and let it come to a boil and then simmer away until it became a nice thick infused coconut curry sauce...


Then I added the sauce to the tofu and zucchini that had been added to the panto saute a little bit. I threw the peas and beans in boiling water for about a minute or two before adding them to the mix along with some cayenne pepper for heat, some soy sauce and a little salt and pepper...

and then served the whole thing over a little Bulgar to soak up all that sauce....


and then there you have it! Sprinkled it with a few slivered almonds for crunch...and dinner was served!

mmmmmmmmmm....

4 comments:

Tracy said...

holy crap, you like olives now? we used to tease you at OU with them! remember :)

Meg said...

i might be reapplying this one :)

Heather said...

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Thanks!
Heather

Mike said...

That looks great! I eat tofu on occasion but cut back significantly after I'd ready horror stories about how the naturally-occurring isoflavones wreck havoc on a male's body. It's too bad, because the same hormones that help women have the opposite effect on men!