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Friday, February 22, 2013

Thai Tofu Lollipops Recipe




Yield: 3 servings
Time Estimate: 15 minutes overall, including 5 minutes of preparation and 10 minutes unattended
Storage Notes: serve immediately; keeps for 3 days when refrigerated
Difficulty: easy

These tasty, tangy tofu lollipops make a great appetizer: finger food that isn't messy, looks beautiful, and is safe for vegetarians and vegans. And with only 3 ingredients and 10 minutes of cooking required, they're perfect for unexpected guests or if you're running short on time.

Ingredients:

  • 1 container extrafirm tofu (around 320 grams)
  • 3 tablespoons neutral oil (sesame, grapeseed, or similar)
  • 2 tablespoons Gustus Vitae Condiments' Taste of Thailand


Method: 

  1. Open tofu and blot dry each side with a paper towel to remove any wetness.
  2. Slice tofu into lollipop size pieces, generously sprinkle with Taste of Thailand.
  3. Heat medium size non-stick pan on medium heat and add oil.
  4. When oil is hot, add tofu pieces, being careful to not allow them to touch.
  5. Panfry for 5 minutes, sprinkle on remaining Taste of Thailand, and flip. Cook for a further 5 minutes.
  6. Remove lollipops from pan and arrange on serving plate. Insert toothpicks or coffee/cocktail stirrers, and serve.