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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Kitchen Simmer said…
Always looking for new ways to eat tofu!! Love the lemongrass here. :)
Zoe said…
I love eating tofu. With lemongrass, I can imagine this dish is so beautiful.
Amy said…
looks delicious & a new recipe for me....
Nava K said…
I like the new look of your blog and also this tofu with lemon grass flavors. That looks simply inviting and yes, I am also another one who fancy using lemon grass for many of my cooking, the Asian touch herbs so easily available over here.
PinayinTexas said…
Oh my goodness, Ridwan! This is such a delicious way of serving tofu! Love it!
Elpiniki said…
Never tried tofu before.. looks intersting!
I need to jump on the tofu bandwagon...fried with garlic soy sauce sounds delish!
Cucina49 said…
Thanks for sharing the technique on this--I love fried tofu but have never tried to make it.
Jenn said…
Looks yummy! I'm farily new to cooking tofu, since for the longest time I couldn't stand it! I look forward to trying out this recipe.

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