Fried Tofu with lemon grass



Tofu is one of the list ingredients that I always have in the fridge, to make this recipe more easier you can buy fried tofu mostly available in Asian market, so you can skip fry the tofu and ready to slice them and ready to cook with other ingredients in no time, this type of dish recommended to serve with white jasmine rice is the best, Can be vegetarian or vegan dish just replace fish sauce with soy sauce.








Ingredients :
- 2 block firm tofu/extra firm cut into 1/2 inch /1cm thick
- 3 Tbsp vegetable oil for frying ( need only 1 Tbsp if use fried tofu )
- 1  Tbsp Thai fish sauce or soy sauce for ( vegetarian-vegan )
- 1/2 of fresh lime or lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 stalk lemon grass ,thinly slice
- 2 large shallot, finely chop
- 1 clove garlic ,finely chop
- 1 Thai chili pepper/finely chop ( optional )



Preparation :
Heat 2 Tbsp vegetable oil on medium high temperature.
fry tofu until cook or looks golden brown  both side,drain on the plate lined with paper towel,set aside. Or slice tofu if use store bought fried tofu


In a bowl put Thai fish sauce,lime juice and sugar,whisk until the sugar completely dissolved,set aside


Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a medium sauce pan on medium heat,then add lemon grass,shallot and garlic until fragrant or golden


Add fried tofu,stir and pour the sauce mixture over tofu.cook for about 2 minutes
garnish with cilantro or green onion
*serve with white rice is best*


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