Braised Tofu Recipe—Jamaican style
Braised tofu, fried then cook-down in sauce. This is one of my meatless meals that I have eaten from time to time. I often eat tofu just by its self.
Tofu is made from extracted soya-bean milk, and looks very much like cream cheese. Tofu has a very mild taste, and absorbs whatever flavours you choose to add to it. Tofu is an ideal food for people who are concerned about excess fats or calories in their food.
Tip: To store tofu for any length of time, cover it with cool water. Refrigerate it and change the water every day.
1/2 lb. tofu, washed/cut into 1/4 in slices or into cubes/pat dry
1 tsp. coconut oil
1 small green sweet pepper, cut into strips
1/2 of 1 medium-size onion, sliced
1 hot pepper, seeds removed, sliced (or 1/8 tsp. of red pepper Cayenne)
3 celery stalks, sliced
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. ketchup
Salt to taste
1/4 cup water
In a skillet, heat oil and fry tofu slices until brown (fry each side for 4 minutes). Remove tofu from skillet and set aside.
In the same skillet, sauté, onion, sweet and hot peppers and celery stalks for about four minutes. I did not sauté the seasonings until translucent because it wanted them to be crunchy. Cover the seasonings with the 1/4 cup of water. Add the salt, black pepper and ketchup. Simmer uncovered for four minutes. Add the tofu, spoon over the sauce all over the tofu. Simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.
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