- 200 grams Tofu, 2 tbs ABC sweet soy sauce, 1 tbs lime juice, 2 tbs sriracha sauce / chili sauce, 1 tbs sesame oil and 1 tbs sweet chili sauce, 2 branch of thai basil, 1/8 tsp ginger powder, 1/2 tsp white pepper powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tbs cornstarch / cornflour, 1 onion, minced, 1 tsp Garlic minced, 1/2 red capsicum, Vegetable oil
- In a bowl whisk together ABC sweet soy sauce, lime juice, sriracha, sweet chili sauce and toasted sesame oil. Set the sauce aside. 2. Once the tofu has been pressured for 20 minutes, chop it into very small cubes. Then add it to a bowl along with cornstarch, white pepper powder and salt. Toss to combine so that tofu pieces are coated with the cornstarch. 3. Heat a wok on medium heat. Once it is hot, add the oil. Then add in the cornstarch coated tofu into the wok. 4. Let the tofu become lightly browned and crisp. The cornstarch coating gives it a nice texture, around 7 minutes, flipping once or twice in between. 5. Then add the onion, garlic, ginger and red capsicum. Stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes until it smell fragrant or changing color. 6. Stir in the prepared sauce. Mix well and cook for 30 seconds or so until all the tofu is well coated with the sauce. 7. Remove pan from heat and stir in the chopped thai basil. Mix. 8. Add more Thai basil and serve Thai Basil Tofu stir fry over jasmine rice. NOTED : Before you start, press tofu with a heavy object like cast iron pan or mortar and pestle for around 20 minutes. This will help in getting rid of excess moisture and tofu will absorb the flavors better.
Brands and product used
- ABC - Sweet Soy Sauce