Thai Basil Chili Tofu Satay with Mild Peanut Sauce

October 7th, 2011 § 0 comments

Serves 6


1 pound firm tofu, cubed
Wooden skewers, presoaked
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
3 cloves of garlic, grated
2 tablespoons fresh thai basil, chopped fine
Zest of 1 lime
Juice of 3 limes
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Mild Peanut Sauce (recipe follows)


Mix the ginger, garlic, thai basil, lime juice and zest, and soy sauce together in a bowl until well combined. Place the tofu in the marinade and marinade for about 20 minutes. Thread the tofu on the skewer into a row of cubes. Grill until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside or about 2 minutes per side. Brushing with the marinade as desired. Serve with Mild Peanut Sauce.

Mild Peanut Sauce

Makes 1½ cups


¾ cups creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped superfine
1 teaspoon lemon grass bulb, chopped superfine
Zest of 1 lime
Juice of 2 limes
¼ cup tamari
2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ cup very hot water


Whisk together all ingredients until smooth and creamy adjust spiciness by adding more sambal. Adjust saltiness by adding more tamari.

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