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Spicy Thai basil tofu bowl, anyone?⁣ ⁣ Happy Tuesday, friends. Hope you have som…

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Spicy Thai basil tofu bowl, anyone?⁣😋

Happy Tuesday, friends🤗. Hope you have something fun planned. As for me, it’s time to chill & work on my jet lag🙈. Thank you so much to all of your support on my travel stories for the past few weeks.💗
Now that my garden has so much Thai basil & chilis, it is perfect to make another spicy Thai basil tofu bowl to share with you all☺️

Recipe (yield 2-3 servings)⁣
~ 1 package of firm tofu, drain well & mash⁣
~ 1/2 cup packed Thai basil leaves⁣
~ 7-8 Thai chilies, chopped⁣
~ 5 cloves garlic, finely minced⁣
~ 3-4 shallots, finely minced⁣
~ oil & salt to taste⁣
~ your favorite grain⁣
~ blanch veggies (used bok choy from garden😍)⁣

🍃Sauce: Whisk together 3 tablespoons coconut amino, 3 tablespoons *sweet & sour sauce (=’fish’ sauce on my highlight/see below), 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 3 teaspoons coconut sugar & 1 teaspoon salt in a bowl & set aside.⁣

✔️In a nonstick pan with low-medium heat (no oil), pan fry mashed tofu until light brown to get the chewy texture. Then, add 1 teaspoon oil & continue to cook until all tofu absorb the oil, & push tofu to the side of the pan.
✔️Add 3 teaspoons oil, then sauté garlic & shallots until fragrant & slightly crisp & brownish.
✔️Add half the sauce, mix with tofu, stir & let simmer for 2 minutes. Add chilies & the remaining sauce, & cook until the sauce thicken (when sugar caramelized).
✔️Finally, stir in basil & serve warm with your favorite grain & blanched veggies.⁣

*Sweet & sour sauce/’fish’ sauce:
1 clove finely minced garlic, 1-1.5 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, dash of chili flakes/1 chopped Thai chili, 3 tablespoons hot water, 3 teaspoons lime juice, salt to taste. Mix all until well combined & save it in a jar for future use or make this recipe😁

Reposted from @woon.heng

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