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Tofu with Spicy Pinapple and Peanut Butter Sauce

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Tofu with Spicy Pinapple and Peanut Butter Sauce

Tofu with Spicy Pinapple and Peanut Butter Sauce
Caroline Yoder
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This recipe was created by Caroline Yoder, of The Broccoli Hut, for Peanut Butter & Co. Click here to buy the The Heat Is On peanut butter.

"When I first discovered Peanut Butter & Co. products a few years ago, it didn’t take long for me to invest in a copy of their cookbook. Upon perusing the sandwich section, I discovered a combination that delivered both the sweetness and spiciness I often crave -- The Heat Is On peanut butter with pineapple preserves. I loved this flavor duo so much that I decided to combine it with yet another of my favorite ingredients: tofu. The result of my experimentation is the high-protein, high-flavor dish you see here." -- Caroline Yoder

Ingredients

  • 1 block firm or extra-firm tofu, sliced into 8 triangles
  • 1/4 cup The Heat Is On peanut butter (see below), or other peanut butter of your choosing
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 small cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger (or 1 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 1/2 curry powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon red pepper flakes (see notes)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Combine all ingredients except for tofu in a food processor or blender.
  • Pour half of the sauce mixture into an oven-safe casserole dish.
  • Place tofu triangles in the casserole dish, spacing them as evenly as possible. Pour remaining sauce over the tofu.
  • Cover the dish with aluminum foil, and bake covered for 15 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake for additional 15 minutes, or until sauce has thickened to a consistency similar to barbecue sauce. Be sure not to bake too long so as to prevent a gluey texture.
  • Allow tofu to cool for 1-2 minutes. The sauce will thicken as it cools. Serve and enjoy!
  • Notes:
    • This is a very spicy dish. The Heat Is On Peanut Butter is spicy on its own, so the red pepper flakes may be omitted for those who wish to make a dish with a milder “heat factor.”
    • Oven times may vary, so be sure to keep a close watch on the tofu as it bakes in the oven.
    • Consider serving with grilled pineapple for double the pineapple flavor!
    Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container. Allow to cool completely before storing.