Sunday, October 27, 2013

Chili Sauce Tofu with Peanut Butter Sauce

I saw this recipe over at Olives for Dinner - Grilled Sambal Oelek Tofu with Peanut Butter Sauce.  I have not found Sambal Oelek anywhere, but I always have Chili Sauce with Garlic in the frig. I have to give FULL credit to Erin for the recipe - I'm posting it on my blog with the one change I made. But head over and check out her site.
for the tofu
  • 1 block of extra-firm tofu (I use Tree of Life - it doesn't require pressing)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce with garlic (I ended up adding about 4 more tablespoons) we love hot

for the sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • sesame seeds, chopped peanuts and sliced scallions, to serve

Cube the tofu then toss it with the olive oil and set aside.

Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. While it is heating up, prepare your sauce by whisking together all of the first six sauce ingredients. Set aside.

Place the tofu cubes into the skillet and brown until brown and crispy on all sides, about 10 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat, wait a few minutes for the pan to cool a bit, then add the chili sauce with garlic while everything is till warm, then stir until well-coated.

Pour the peanut butter sauce into small serving bowls and garnish with the sesame seeds, chopped peanuts and scallions. Serve immediately with the tofu cubes.

Since it was just Jack and I we left the sauce in the bowl I made it in and used cocktail forks to dip each piece of tofu into the dip before devouring it.


  1. Y-U-M! I love any kind of peanut sauce! This looks great!

    1. Thanks for stopping by.. that sauce is so good it would make you eat cardboard! I hope you enjoy it if you try it.

  2. Nicely done. From Daily blog post. Surprise you can this type of tofu in your country.

    1. Ken, thanks for stopping by my kitchen. I love Tree of Life tofu, it's extra-firm and requires no pressing. All the other brands even though they are extra-firm require pressing and it's just time consuming. I also like to use that same tofu and crumble it in a skillet with lots of peppers, onions, spice, turmeric, etc and make a breakfast burrito out of it.
      Take care,