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    Default Thai Spicy Basil Tofu

    This is a great recipe that I got from a thai vegetarian cookbook. I changed it around a bit and tried it out tonight and I loved it. It was really easy to prepare. Enjoy!

    - Ingredients -
    *1/4 cup vegetable oil, or more as needed
    *1 bunch holy basil leaves (about 2 cups) - if you can't find
    holy basil use whatever fresh basil you can find.
    *1 block of Tofu
    *1/4 cup shallots
    *3 tbsp finely minced garlic
    *3 tbsp finely minced fresh thai chillie (if you can't find
    thai chillies just use green chillies)
    *1 large red bellpepper, long thin slices
    *2 tablespoons sugar, or more to taste
    *2 tbsp light soy sauce
    *2 tablespoons vegan stir fry sauce (just check the classical
    stir fry sauces at your grocery store - I found one)
    *1 tbsp vegetable stock
    - Directions -
    Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. When hot, add half of
    the basil leaves (reserving other half) and fry 2-4 minutes or
    until crispy. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Set
    aside for garnish.

    With the same oil, fry the tofu for 3-5 minutes until light
    brown. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
    heat a little oil in same wok over high heat. Toss in red
    bell pepper and stir fry 3-5 minutes. Stir in the shallots,
    garlic, and chillies. Cook 3-5 minutes or until fragrant.
    Add the tofu, sugar, light soy sauce, stir-fry sauce, and
    vegetable stock. Stir fry for 3-5 minutes longer until well
    mixed.

    Stir in remaining fresh basil leaves. Transfer to a platter,
    garnish with fried basil, serve with rice.

    Cheers,

    A.Sphere
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    Default Re: Thai Spicy Basil Tofu

    i've never been able to find holy basil in the uk, and regular basil just doesnt have the same taste.

    sounds nice though!

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    Default Re: Thai Spicy Basil Tofu

    That does sound nice, I will try that!

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    Default Re: Thai Spicy Basil Tofu

    mmm....thai food is my FAVORITE EVER...chinese food pales in comparison, and i have yet to go to a thai resturaunt that didn't have something vegan on their menu

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    Default Re: Thai Spicy Basil Tofu

    yum thanks for this recipe.
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    Default Re: Thai Spicy Basil Tofu

    Thanks, does sound nice, but what is stir- fry sauce and holy basil?

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    Default Re: Thai Spicy Basil Tofu

    I made this last night as my first vegan meal. It was deliciously spicy and loaded with garlic. However I need to get more used to tofu. Being the first time I had actually eaten tofu it seemed foreign to me but nonetheless it was all mental.

    Really good recipe!

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