SWEET & SPICY TOFU AND MUSHROOM HOT DISH WITH GREEN ONIONS – LIGHT BROWN SUGAR – LEMON – FISH SAUCE – CAYENNE – CILANTRO – MINT – CASHEWS

We travel around the world to Southeast Asia for this popular dish, here given with a vegetarian twist. . .if you like mushrooms, this is your dish. . . .

For 2:

–tofu (extra firm; 7 ounces; cut into one-half inch blocks; press with paper towels to absorb moisture)

–white mushrooms (fresh, 6 to 8, chopped into one-half inch pieces)

–green onions (3, chopped)

–light brown sugar (3 heaping tablespoons)

–lemon juice (3 squirts)

–fish sauce (2 tablespoons)

–cayenne (one-quarter teaspoon; or to taste)

–cilantro (dried, 1 tablespoon)

–mint (dried, 1 tablespoon)

–cashews (small handful)

–salt to taste

–extra virgin olive oil to taste

1 – Cut tofu into one-half inch blocks; press with paper towel to absorb moisture. Place in a covered baking dish.

2 – Add chopped mushrooms and chopped green onions on top.

3 – Spread light brown sugar over the dish.

4 – Season with lemon juice, fish sauce, cayenne, cilantro, salt, mint, and extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle cashews on top. Do not stir when these ingredients are added.

5 – Microwave on high for 6 minutes.

6 – Serve the hot dish right from the microwave, atop rice if desired (but no necessary).

–recipe inspired by Real Simple

Author: Celia Hales

Site features gourmet Mediterranean microwave cooking, often featuring original recipes by the blogger as well as recipes by master chef Edward Giobbi; and a second site on the spiritual dimension of the law of attraction.

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