thai tofu noodle bowl
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This is the first time I've ever really used tofu. I really enjoyed it in this dish! To make a vegetarian version of this dish, omit the fish sauce and use vegetable broth. If you don't want peanuts in this you can sub canola or vegetable oil and use sunflower seeds instead or omit any nuts and seeds all together.
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
Ingredients For thai tofu noodle bowl
- FOR THE TOFU
1 lbblock of extra firm tofu
1 tspgarlic powder
1/2 tsponion powder
2 tspcorn starch
1/2 tspsesame oil
1/8 tspblack pepper
- FOR THE NOODLES
2 Tbsppeanut oil
1/2 cdry roasted, unsalted peanuts
2 clovegarlic, minced
1 smonion, diced
1 canbean sprouts, drained and rinsed
8 ozthin rice noodles
1 bunchgreen onions, cut into 1 inch pieces
fresh cilantro (optional)
- FOR THE SAUCE
2 Tbspsweet chili sauce
2 Tbspdark soy sauce
1 Tbsppeanut oil
2 tspfish sauce
1/4 cchicken or vegetable broth
How To Make thai tofu noodle bowl
1FOR THE TOFU
2Press tofu for at least 30 minutes, using either a tofu press or by setting a heavy pan on top of it and letting the moisture drain. When finished, cut tofu into bite-sized blocks and transfer to a bowl.
3In a medium size bowl place the pressed and cubed tofu. Add in soy sauce and toss to coat. Add in all of the other seasoning ingredients including the oil and toss to thoroughly combine.
4Place in your air fryer in a single row, so that all the tofu has a little bit of space around each piece. Set your air fryer to 400°F. Cook for 10-15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through. Set aside.
5NOTE: I like to use the air fryer because I can work on everything else and not worry about the tofu while it cooks. You can also pan fry this in a bit of peanut or canola/vegetable oil.
6FOR THE SAUCE
7Mix the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
8FOR THE NOODLES.
9Prepare Rice Noodles according to package directions. Rinse and set aside.
10PUT IT ALL TOGETHER
11Heat peanut oil in a wok or skillet and onion cook 5 minutes. Add the garlic in the last 30 seconds of cooking.
12Add the bean sprouts and green onion pieces, toss until heated.
13Add the sauce, cooked noodles and air fried tofu and toss until thoroughly heated and mixed.
14Serve topped with chopped cilantro, peanuts and sliced green onions if desired.
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- #Pud Thai
- #Air Fryer
- #air fried
- #Pad Tai
- #Pud Tai
- #extra firm tofu