A Rebar/Jamie original: Breaded tofu with Thai basil soy dipping sauce

Thai basil soy marinade (Rebar)
-2 blocks firm tofu
-1/4 cup light soy
-2 tbsp dark soy
-2/3 cup vegetable stock or water
-2 tbsp lime juice
-1 tbsp minced ginger
-2 garlic cloves, minced
-1 tsp sambal oelek (red chile sauce)
-2 oz palm sugar (i used brown sugar)
-1/4 tsp cracked pepper
-1/4 cup Thai basil, chopped

Slice each tofu block into cubes. Combine the remaining ingredients, except basil, in a pot and heat to a simmer. Cook 5 minutes. Add basil and then pour sauce over tofu. Marinate for up to 8 hours. Pour off the sauce and reserve.

Crispy, breaded tofu cubes (Jamie)
-tofu cubes marinated in sauce above
-panko bread crumbs
-sesame seeds
-dry roasted peanuts
-cayenne pepper
-Thai basil

Get out three bowls and fill accordingly:
1. flour, cayenne (to spice preference), salt and pepper
2. eggs beaten
3. minced peanuts, sesame seeds, panko bread crumbs, basil, salt (to taste)

Preheat the oven to 375F. Take each tofu cube, and drop it each bowl down the line 1-2-3. Place it on an oven baking grate above a cookie sheet. Leave space between each cube. Leave them in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool and then dip in the Thai basil sauce!


1 Comment »

  1. Sounds delicious! I make a good crazy chicken rice noodle dish with Thai basil. http://michaelbeyer.wordpress.com/2010/05/28/michaels-crazy-chicken-rice-noodle-stir-fry/
    I’m looking for more recipes that use that herb.

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