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Spicy cashew tofu⁣ – another favorite of my mine from the Thai menu that is simp…

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Spicy cashew tofu🤩⁣ – another favorite of my mine from the Thai menu that is simple to make at home. Save this simple recipe and enjoy it with your family tonight. ⁣Sending loads of hugs and ❤️ ⁣⁣
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Recipe⁣ (yields 2-3 servings)⁣⁣⁣
🌱Ingredients:⁣⁣
– 14oz firm tofu or store-bought local fried tofu cut into cubes⁣ (~2cups)⁣⁣⁣
– 1 medium onion – sliced⁣⁣⁣
– 3 cloves garlic – sliced⁣⁣⁣
– 5-6 dried chili, seeds removed, then boiled in hot water until soft⁣⁣⁣⁣
– 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper⁣⁣⁣
– 1/4 cup green onions – cut into matchsticks long⁣⁣⁣⁣
– 1/4 cup dry roasted cashews⁣⁣⁣⁣
– oil for cooking, salt to taste⁣⁣⁣⁣
– light cornstarch slurry (optional)⁣⁣⁣
🌱Sauce:⁣⁣⁣⁣
– 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon stir fry sauce, 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, a pinch of white pepper *adjust sauce for gluten-free version⁣⁣⁣
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✅Tofu prep: If using fresh tofu, pressed and cut tofu into bite-size cubes. You can coat them with cornstarch before pan-frying to get a crispy outer layer or just pan fry without coating. Once ready, be sure to season with some salt.⁣⁣⁣
1. In a heated non-stick pan with 3 teaspoons oil, sauté onion until translucent.⁣⁣⁣
2. Add garlic and continue to sauté until fragrant.⁣⁣⁣
3. Then, add the bell pepper, prepared tofu, chili, and sauce. Toss until all ingredients are well combined.⁣⁣ Add the cornstarch slurry if using.⁣
Season accordingly or add more water if you prefer a saucier dish. If more water is added, you need to adjust the cornstarch slurry.⁣⁣⁣
4. Finally, stir in the cashews and green onions. ⁣
5. Serve warm with rice.⁣⁣⁣
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