Meatless Monday – Thai Spiced Tofu

Thai Spiced Tofu

I am one of the few that like tofu, this one looks so easy and most of the ingredients I have already.  It’s on our dinner menu this week along with some other great meal ideas from and

Thai Spiced Tofu


  • 8  ounces firm tofu, cut into four 1/2-inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste (found in the Asian section of most supermarkets)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons  fish sauce (or tamari, for vegetarians who don’t eat fish)
  • 1/2 pound green beans
  • 1/2  cup vegetable broth
  • 1  tablespoon  peanut oil


  1. Place the tofu between layers of paper towels and weigh them down with a heavy skillet to remove excess water. Set aside to drain for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the curry paste, sugar, and fish sauce; put half this sauce in a resealable plastic bag. Add the tofu, seal, and set aside for 15 minutes.
  3. In a saucepan, combine the green beans, broth, oil, and the remaining curry. Simmer until the beans are tender, about 5 minutes.   Cover to keep warm.
  4. Lightly coat a nonstick skillet with vegetable cooking spray and place it over medium heat. When hot, add the tofu and cook until golden, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a dinner plate and cover. Serve with the green beans