For the Tofu Triangles:
- 1 block (14 oz) extra-firm tofu, pressed and drained
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder
- Cooking oil for frying (such as peanut oil or vegetable oil)
For the Peanut Satay Sauce:
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
- Water, to thin the sauce
Prepare the Tofu Triangles:
- Press and Drain Tofu: Press the tofu to remove excess moisture. Cut the tofu block into triangles or your desired shape.
- Marinate Tofu: In a bowl, mix together the soy sauce (or tamari), sesame oil, and cornstarch (or arrowroot powder). Coat the tofu triangles with this marinade and let them marinate for about 15-20 minutes.
- Fry Tofu: Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add cooking oil. Once the oil is hot, add the marinated tofu triangles. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until they are golden and crispy. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
Prepare the Peanut Satay Sauce:
- Mix Ingredients: In a bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce (or tamari), lime juice, maple syrup (or agave nectar), grated ginger, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes (if using). Add water as needed to achieve your desired sauce consistency.
Assemble and Serve:
- Serve Tofu with Sauce: Arrange the fried tofu triangles on a serving platter. Drizzle the peanut satay sauce over the tofu or serve the sauce on the side for dipping.
- Garnish: Garnish the dish with chopped peanuts, sesame seeds, chopped cilantro, and extra lime wedges if desired.
- Enjoy: Serve the Vegan Peanut Satay Tofu Triangles as an appetizer, snack, or main dish. They’re great with steamed rice, quinoa, or noodles.
Nutritional Information (approximate, per serving):
- Calories: ~250
- Protein: ~12g
- Fat: ~17g
- Carbohydrates: ~14g
- Dietary Fiber: ~3g
- Sugars: ~4g
Please note that nutritional values can vary based on the specific ingredients and measurements you use. Adjust the quantities according to your dietary preferences and needs.