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Grilled Tofu with Chilli Dressing from Donna Hay’s No Time To Cook

2010 February 21

This time last week I had no time to cook, and no time to blog due to the death of my beloved first generation macbook, but I wanted something healthy and delicious for a quick and easy dinner. Donna Hay’s No Time to Cook to the rescue! Also, I was inspired by the “No Meat Monday” tweets I saw, and thought that this was definitely one good habit to get into…

Grilled Tofu with Chilli Dressing

  • 100g dried rice stick noodles
  • 1 packet firm tofu (300g)
  • 12 asparagus spears
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil*
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil*

Chilli Dressing

  • 1 long red chilli, chopped (I used one small super hot chilli)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons chopped roasted peanuts

* I only used a very small amount of oil to brush the tofu, maybe 2 teaspoons of sesame oil in total

To make the chilli dressing, combine chilli, soy, sugar, ginger and peanuts in a small bowl and set aside.

Place noodles in another bowl, cover with boiling water for 10 minutes or until separated and tender, drain.

Preheat a char-grill or bbq to medium high

Brush tofu with combined oil.

Cook the tofu and the asparagus for 3 minutes on each side or until tofu is golden and asparagus is tender.

To serve, divide the noodles between bowls, top with tofu and asparagus and spoon over dressing.

Serves 2

P.S. I have a new laptop, blogposts should now resume to their intended frequency

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6 Responses leave one →
  1. February 21, 2010

    I really really want to make this – I have all the ingredients at home except tofu! Now to convince the SO that he can live with tofu for dinner tomorrow…

  2. February 21, 2010

    I like eating vegetarian a couple of days a week. I couldn’t do it full time (I love meat & seafood too much) but doing it a couple of days a week is fine. This looks great! Love Donna’s recipes 🙂
    .-= Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella´s last blog ..Green Papaya Salad with Prawns =-.

  3. February 22, 2010

    Yum, I’m a total tofu fiend but I have yet to convince my bf of it’s greatness. I might borrow this idea and attempt to change his mind! Looks great 🙂
    .-= Steph´s last blog ..Strawberries & Cream Meringue Cake (aka an Eton Neat) =-.

  4. February 23, 2010

    That dressing is totally awesome, very versatile as it can be used for grilled meat and fish as well!
    .-= Howard´s last blog ..New Zealand Golden Manuka Honey =-.

  5. February 24, 2010

    That looks divine Reem, how light and healthy! I had forgotten how simple and tasty Donna Hay’s recipes can be. I have been eating a lot more meat up in the parental household, I might try and schedule ‘No Meat Mondays’. We did have tofu the other night, but there was a lot of pork with it too (om nom nom). xxx
    .-= felixexplody´s last blog ..Is Don. Is Good. =-.

  6. February 24, 2010

    Wow, so simple and yet so good!
    .-= joey@FoodiePop´s last blog ..Aperitif (French/Mediterranean) – Kings Cross =-.

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