Vietnamese-style crispy tofu bowl

Vietnamese-style crispy tofu bowl
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 30 min

Crispy nuggets of tofu are served with chilli rice noodles and plenty of veg in this clean-tasting Vietnamese-inspired bowlful.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
404kcals
Fat
14.1g (6.1g saturated)
Protein
18.1g
Carbohydrates
48g (7.2g sugars)
Fibre
6.3g
Salt
2g
Calories
404kcals
Fat
14.1g (6.1g saturated)
Protein
18.1g
Carbohydrates
48g (7.2g sugars)
Fibre
6.3g
Salt
2g

Ingredients

  • 125g rice noodles
  • 2 tbsp chilli sauce of your choice
  • Finely grated zest and juice 1 lime
  • 1 banana shallot, sliced into rings
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • ½ tsp flaked sea salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 280g block extra-firm tofu, cut into 0.5cm slices
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 carrot, sliced into thin strips (use a julienne peeler, if you have one)
  • ¼ cucumber, sliced into thin strips
  • Small handful fresh mint leaves
  • Small handful toasted peanuts

Method

  1. Put the noodles in a heatproof bowl, cover with freshly boiled water and leave for 2 minutes. Drain and cool under cold running water. In a small bowl, combine the chilli sauce and lime zest and juice, pour half over the noodles and mix to coat.
  2. In a small bowl toss the shallot with 1 tsp cornflour. In a separate bowl mix the rest of the cornflour with the salt and pepper, then add the tofu and toss to coat.
  3. Heat 1 tsp of the oil in a frying pan until hot and fry the shallot for 5-10 minutes until crisp. Scoop out with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper (or see tip).
  4. Heat the remaining oil in the same pan and fry the tofu, in batches, for 2 minutes on each side until golden and crisp.
  5. To serve, divide the noodles, shallot, fried tofu, carrot, cucumber, mint leaves and peanuts between 2 bowls and pour over the remaining dressing.

delicious. tips

  1. If you don’t want to fry the shallots you can buy ready-cooked crispy shallots from Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.

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