Marinated Tofu Fingers with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Yield: 10 tofu fingers
1/3 cup (80 ml) plus 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/3 cup (80 ml) light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 pound (450g) extra firm tofu, cut into 10 thick fingers
10 wooden skewers
Spicy Peanut Sauce
1/3 cup (80 ml) unsalted crunchy peanut butter
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
- Combine the vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, and crushed red
pepper flakes in a 1-quart (1 liter) saucepan. Gently warm over
medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Pour into a shallow baking
dish and add the tofu fingers.
- Marinate for 8 to 12 hours, turning several times.
- Insert the wooden skewers deeply into the tofu fingers, and
grill the fingers on the barbecue for about 5 to 8 minutes, turning
frequently to avoid burning.
Peanut Sauce Preparation:
- Combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and stir with a
wire whisk until smooth and creamy. Serve the tofu fingers with the
sauce on the side. - Sauce makes 2/3 cup (160 ml).
Baked Tofu Fingers: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees (Gas Mark 6).
Do not use the skewers. Arrange the tofu fingers on a lightly oiled
baking sheet and bake them for about 20 minutes.
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