Our spicy peanut sauce is inspired by the one used in satay, a common Indonesian dish. The sauce is a perfect accompaniment to the mild-flavored tofu.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Slice each tofu cake crosswise into 6 rectangles.

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  • In a shallow container, whisk together 1 tablespoon each oil and soy sauce. Dip tofu pieces lightly on all sides to coat. Brush two rimmed baking sheets with remaining tablespoon oil; divide tofu between them. Scatter peppers around the edges.

  • Bake 10 minutes; turn tofu and peppers. Continue baking until tofu is golden brown and peppers begin to char, 10 to 15 minutes more.

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, whisk together peanut butter, lime juice, chili sauce, brown sugar, 3 tablespoons water, and remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce, until warm. Drizzle sauce over tofu and peppers. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Reviews (2)

77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2013
Great recipe! I add onions too.
Rating: Unrated
04/15/2012
I love this so much despite not being a huge tofu fan. Man of the house has made this many times and it always comes out well -- pretty spicy but also sweet, maybe could do without all the brown sugar. Just be sure to press the tofu for 3-5 hours in advance.