This is one of those recipes i have on hand when 1. i have to use up veggies in the fridge 2. when i haven’t got alot of free time 3. when im feeding a crowd and/or 4. When its a sunday night and i feel like chinese. With this recipe you’ll be bringing the chinese “take-out” home for less than 3eur per person and without any of the grease / saturated fat / cholesterol. Its super easy to make, takes less than 30 minutes and packs such a punch of flavour. The flavour is incredible considering the little time it takes to make (I actually caught Hubs licking the sauce off the plate)! Its also a great thing to make if you’re feeding omnivoures, since the braised tofu seriously looks and tastes like meat/chicken. I tested this on my tough Omni brother, and if it passed him, trust me, it passes! When i first opened the tin, it actually scared me it looked so much like meat. Seriously, look at the pic below!
I also consider this a great detoxifying dish, because of the incredible ingredients such as ginger, chilli, peppers, broccoli, tofu, garlic etc. Jam-Packed with Vitamin C, Protein but minimal fat, high in soluble fibre and anti-oxidants – this is perfect for a time when you think you may have over indulged.
Unfortunately the photo does not do the flavour justice at all! Apologies for the photos 🙂
i would recommend topping it with toasted sesame seeds for extra calcium and crunch, sliced avocado for healthy fats and lastly fresh coriander for that added asian flavour and zing. Remember to let me know if you make it, or drop me a comment if you dont know where to find braised tofu.
With plant-based love, always
* You can find this Braised Tofu in Alphamega stores (Asian section) and in Metro (health section). Alphamega usually stocks more, so that may be a safer option!