Vietnamese Crispy Tofo with Tomato-Pepper (Đậu sốt cà chua)
In Vietnam you will find Crispy Tofu with Tomato-Pepper as part of a banquet or shared meal. But you can also eat this dish as a full meal with fresh jasmin rice. This simple recipe is a perfect during the week meal. The crispy tofu and the tomatoes are a perfect combination.
1 block firm Tofu
250 g (pizza) tomatoes
2 red onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 chilies, chopped
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp pepper
1 pn salt
Fresh coriander leaves
Cut Tofu into cube (2,5 x 2,5 cm). Heat oil in a wok and fry tofu cubes on high heat. When tofu cubes are crispy remove and put on a paper towel.
Remove most of the oil and add the garlic, onions and chilies. Fry on high heat until garlic is a bit brown. Add the tomatoes, pepper, sugar and soy sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes on low heat.
Toss in the freshly fried tofu and stir well to coat the tofu with the sauce. Simmer for about 5 more minutes on low heat, until the sauce thickens or almost dries out. Serve with fresh coriander leaves and steamed jasmin rice.