I got Isa Does It for my birthday back in November. Since then I have been absolutely in LOVE with this cookbook! It has been featured in my photo blog more than a couple times. All of the recipes in this book are packed full of flavor, and are honestly some of the best things I have made at home in a long time. I highly recommend you get this cookbook!!!
I changed up the name a bit because I didn’t end up putting this in a bowl. I only ended up changing some minor things, so the recipe is basically the same. I have really been on a curry kick lately. This recipe is perfect with the creamy peanut butter to mellow out a bit of the heat. I found myself wanting to lick the bowl clean!
Curried Peanut Sauce Bowl with Tofu and Kale
Based on a recipe from Isa Does It
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 14 ounce package extra firm tofu
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Cut tofu into 1/2 inch pieces and lay out on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Place an equal sized backing sheet on top and some sort of weight (I used a stock pot). Let tofu drain/press for 15-20 minutes.
In a cast iron skillet, preheat oil on high heat. Add cubed tofu, carefully. Brown tofu evenly on all sides. Remove from heat and let excess oil drain off on a paper towel.
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon grated or minced fresh ginger (I used a micro plane)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 creamy peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons tamari
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon sriracha
Preheat a sauce pan over medium heat. Saute ginger and garlic in olive oil for about 30 seconds. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until peanut butter dissolves and sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. At this point you can add some more curry to taste, if you like.
- 1 large bunch kale
Get you steaming device ready (I use a bamboo steamer over simmering water). Wash the kale, remove stems and tear into bit size pieces. Add to steamer and cook for about 5 minutes.
- 4 cups cooked brown rice (I used a rice cooker)
Spoon rice onto plate or in a bowl. Top with kale, some cubes of tofu and spoon sauce over the top. You can add some additional sriracha or whatever you like at this point.