Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Fried Tofu with Lemongrass and Chili Peppers (Đậu hũ chiên sả ớt) Recipe


2 Firm Tofu (large)
3/4 Lemongrass stalk
Frying Oil

Fried Lemongrass/Garlic
3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. minced Garlic
5 Tbsp. minced Lemongrass
1 tsp. Annatto Seed Oil

2 Tbsp. Annatto Seed Oil
1 Tbsp. minced Garlic
3 Tbsp. minced Lemongrass
Green Onions
2 Tbsp. Fish Sauce
2 Tbsp. Sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Mushroom Seasoning
1/2 cup Water
chopped Chili Peppers
Ground Black Pepper

Cut 2 Large Blocks of Tofu into cubes. Pan fry until golden, remove from oil and place on paper towels. Mince 3-4 Lemongrass stalk.  

Add 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil into a pan.  Add 2 Tbsp. minced Garlic and cook on medium high heat. Add in 5 Tbsp. minced Lemongrass. Add 1 tsp. Annatto Seed Oil. Cook until slightly golden and remove from heat. 

Add 2 Tbsp. Annatto Seed Oil into a pan.  Add in 1 Tbsp. minced Garlic and 3 Tbsp. minced Lemongrass.  Cook on medium high heat.  Add in some Green Onions (white bottom section).  Add 2 Tbsp. Fish Sauce, 2 Tbsp. Sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. Mushroom Seasoning, 1/2 cup Water and mix.  Add in the fried Tofu. Add in chopped Chili Peppers and let the Tofu simmer in the sauce for a few minutes. Add in some chopped Green Onions and the fried Lemongrass/Garlic. When the Tofu absorbed the sauce, add in some Ground Black Pepper.  Enjoy with meal!

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