Fried Tofu Slices with Cashew Sauce

tofu in sauceCrispy tofu with a blast of cashew sauce – a great summer supper!!

2 really large slices of tofu

1 red pepper

A handful of cashew nuts

2 cloves of garlic

2 dessertspoons of soy sauce

1 dessertspoon of lemon juice

A few sprigs of green coriander (cilantro)

Olive Oil

1 cup of water

A pinch of chilli powder

  1. Crush the garlic and mix with the soy sauce and lemon juice.
  2. Coat the tofu slices with the mixture and leave them to marinate while you pound the cashew nuts and chop the pepper very finely.
  3. Add the chilli powder, finely chopped pepper and roughly chopped coriander to the cashew paste and mash together.
  4. Drain the tofu slices but save the marinade.
  5. Fry the slices in the olive oil for about 5 minutes on each side on a medium heat.
  6. Lay the slices on a flat serving plate then add the cashew mix to the oil remaining in the pan.
  7. Fry for two minutes then add the marinade from the tofu plus a cup of water. Simmer for three minutes.
  8. Some soy sauces are quite salty, so before adding any salt you want to taste it to make sure how much salt (if any) you want to add.
  9. Pour the sauce over the tofu slices.

Serve with plain boiled rice for a filling meal.