Coconut Noodles with Firecracker Tofu

RECIPE BY LEEKS N BEETS

Spicy, crunchy, and incredibly delicious spicy tofu over coconut noodles - it's one of our favourite ways to eat tofu! Feel free to adjust the spiciness, but we totally recommend following the recipe exactly as it is!

INGREDIENTS
  • NOODLES
    • 6oz ramen noodles, cooked according to package instructions
    • 2 cups green cabbage, shredded
    • 1 cup carrots, ribboned
    • ½ cup full fat coconut milk
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • ½ tbsp avocado oil
    • limes, scallions, bird's eye chili and sesame seeds to top
  • TOFU
    • ½ 16oz block super firm tofu
    • 3 tbsp neutral oil
    • ½ cup corn starch
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 tsp onion powder
    • 1 tsp sea salt
  • FIRE CRACKER SAUCE
    • ⅓ cup sriracha
    • ⅓ cup agave or maple syrup
    • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
    • ½ tsp szechuan pepper (optional)
    • ½ tsp garlic powder
    • ½ tsp sea salt
    • scallions and black sesame seeds to serve
METHOD
  • NOODLES
    1. Heat up the oil and once hot add the cabbage and carrots. Saute until softened and getting crispy and golden at the edges, -5 mins.
    2. Add the noodles, coconut milk and soy sauce. Mix and cook 2 mins. Remove from heat and top with lime juice, scallions, bird's eye chili and sesame seeds with a couple of lime wedges on the side. Serve immediately and enjoy!
  • TOFU
    1. In a bowl combine together the corn starch and all the seasoning. Toss the tofu cubes in the mix until well coated.
    2. Heat up the oil and fry the tofu until crisp and golden on both sides, ~1-2 mins per side.
  • FIRE CRACKER SAUCE
    1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
    2. In a sauce pan combine together the sriracha, agave and sesame oil. Whisk on medium heat until bubbly and slightly reduced, ~5 mins.
    3. Remove from heat and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Whisk together until fully incorporated.
    4. Toss the tofu in the sauce,making sure all the cubes are well coated then transfer the tofu to the sheet pan and drizzle with remaining sauce.
    5. Bake for 20 mins then serve immediately topped with scallions and black sesame seeds. Enjoy!

 

Noha @leeksnbeets

Noha is an Egyptian writer who grew up in Cairo and currently lives in Southern Arkansas. She created LeeksnBeets to show how being vegan does not limit your diet, but instead
provides you with far more freedom to enjoy delicious food that’s not only good for you, but the planet too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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