Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tofu and Veggie Panang Curry

I can't remember where or when I picked up a jar of Thai Kitchen Panang Curry, but it had been sitting in our basement pantry for a while. So finally, on Saturday night, before we met some friends for drinks, we made it with tofu and veggies. Panang curry is a Thai curry that is more mild than other Thai curries. It really didn't have any spice to it, so we spiced it up a bit, of course!
Before we made the curry, we had some Indian-inspired frozen appetizers we had picked up at the local Indian grocery store a while ago. We had vegetarian mini samosas and pakoras. We dipped both of them in mint chutney and tamarind sauce. Yum!

Here's what we did:
  • 1 block tofu, drained and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 red pepper cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1.5 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 1 jar panang curry
  • white basmati rice
  • jalapeno grapeseed oil and olive oil
  • chili powder
  • garlic powder

Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu, and cook on all sides until brown. Set aside.

In the skillet, bring sauce to a boil; add veggies and cook about 10 minutes or until veggies are tender. Toss in tofu and mix everything together. We served everything over basmati rice we made in the steamer. We squirted some sriracha sauce on top of our plates of food.

It was really tasty, although it wasn't quite as saucy as I would have liked. The recipe called for 1 pound of meat or tofu and I had about 1.5 pounds of tofu, so that might have had something to do with it.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you on "saucy"... I know it sometimes comes at a cost, but I love slurping up the extra sauce or eating it on warm pieces of flatbread. YUM. Love curry!