Thai Chili Karaage Tofu and Veggies

Thai Chili Karaage Tofu and Veggies 

Ingredients: 

1 box (2 packets) Kikkoman Kara-Age Seasoning Mix

1 block extra firm tofu--drained, sliced, and pressed (see this post for details on pressing tofu)

1 large broccoli crown

1 cup shiitake mushrooms

2 tablespoons Thai chili sauce

1 tablespoon Tamari (or soy sauce)

1 teaspoon seasoned rice vinegar

1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

1/2 cup light coconut milk

vegetable oil

Thai Chili Dipping Sauce (see below)

Method:

*Press tofu (at least 1 hour ahead of time). Wash, dry, and cut veggies.  Whisk chili sauce, Tamari, sesame oil, vinegar, and coconut milk; set aside. Add one Kara-age packet to a large zip lock bag. Add the second  Kara-age packet to shallow dish or pie plate.

*Paint chili sauce mixture onto veggies, allowing excess liquid to drip off. Add veggies to zip lock bag with Kara-age mix. Close bag and shake until veggies are fully coated. Delicately remove coated veggies from dry mix. Set aside.

*Heat vegetable oil (enough so that the oil is about 1 1/2 inches deep) in large, heavy frying pan over medium/medium high heat to about 350 degrees F. Fry veggies in oil, turning frequently for 2-4 minutes. When golden brown, remove veggies from the frying pan and drain on paper towels.

*Paint all sides of the pressed tofu with the chili sauce mixture, allowing excess liquid to drip off. Lightly dredge the tofu in the Kara-age that is in the shallow dish/pie plate, being sure to shake off excess mix. Fry, turning frequently for 2-4 minutes. When the tofu is golden brown, remove the tofu from the frying pan and drain completely.

*Serve the Karaage Tofu and Veggies with Thai chili dipping sauce, or other sauce of choice.

Thai Chili Dipping Sauce

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon Thai chili sauce

1 squirt Sriracha

2 tablespoons Tamari (or soy sauce)

1 teaspoon seasoned rice vinegar

1/4 teaspoon sesame oil

2 tablespoons agave

1 tablespoon orange juice

4 tablespoons light coconut milk

large pinch curry powder

Method:

*Whisk all ingredients and serve!

 

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