Updated May 7, 2019Manpreet Manesh
How to make crispy tofu
All you need is a 400g pack (14 oz) of firm tofu and about 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil.
Press out some excess moisture of the tofu block. Then slice it into small cubes, about 1 cm squared.
Heat up about 2 tbsp of oil in a pan on medium heat and then add the tofu.
Fry for about 15 minutes. Add some more olive oil if the tofu starts to stick to the pan. Make sure to add some salt too. Stir every three minutes or so.
Patience is a virtue: the tofu starts crispening up after about 10 minutes, so give it the time it needs!
Make sure you try them along the way and see if you need to add more salt or let them get more crispy.
Et voila. Perfect tofu cubes!
Press out some excess moisture of the tofu block, then cut it into small cubes (about one square centimeter). In a pan heat up some oil at a medium heat and in the tofu goes. Fry for about 15 minutes until golden brown. Multitasking challenge: make sure you stir every now and then (and add some salt) while you prep the rest of the salad. You can do it, bring it on!
Next up: wash your veggies!
Slice the radishes.
Cut the cucumber lengthwise in half, remove the seeds with a small spoon and cube what’s left.
Cut the pineapple into small chunks as well.
Throw everything into a bowl along with the spinach and bean sprouts.
Now to the dressing
Combine olive oil, honey, sriracha, lime juice, salt and pepper and toss it into the salad.
Get the tofu cubes and place them in a separate bowl. Add them to each salad serving. (If you throw them right into the salad they’ll get mushy quickly).
Also for garnish, cut the chili and roughly crush or chop the peanuts. Sprinkle them over the salad when serving.
Sometimes you’ve just gotta try something new. And that’s exactly what this Asian Tofu Salad is all about. How often do you get to throw radishes, pineapple and tofu together?
It’s a crispy, crunchy, and colourful mix of appealing foods – and exceptionally healthy to boot!
The dressing is a work of art too – just imagine a bit of oil, maple syrup, lime, spicy sauce and a few peanuts all sloshing around together – what could be better?
very Important Tip
Please don’t eat alone, do invite your friends and relatives