Entrees, Savory

Tofu Thai Red Curry

This Tofu Thai Red Curry is one of my new favorite weeknight dinners. It’s loaded with so many bright veggies: bell pepper, broccoli, red onion. And it’s packed with crispy baked tofu!

Plus, it tastes even better the next day, so the leftovers make a perfect lunch!

This curry is so quick to put together, and you can easily adjust the spice level to your preference by changing how much red curry paste you add. I usually use about 4 tablespoons of curry paste, and I love how flavorful it ends up.

Serve with jasmine rice, and you have a healthy and tasty weeknight dinner!

Tofu Thai Red Curry

Ingredients

  • 1 14 oz package extra firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp high heat oil, such as vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • 2-4 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 1 14 oz can coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp granulated white sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 head broccoli, trimmed and  cut into small florets
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 jalapeno pepper or 2 Thai red chilis, sliced thin (optional)

Directions

  • Dry the tofu by placing it on a clean kitchen towel on top of a plate or other flat surface. Wrap the towel over the tofu, and place another place on top. Place a heavy object, such as cans or a book, over the top plate, and let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Cut tofu into 1 inch cubes, and toss in a bowl with 1 tbsp oil and soy sauce. Sprinkle cornstarch over tofu, and toss until all pieces are lightly covered.
  • Place tofu on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Flip all pieces of tofu, and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. Once finished baking, remove from oven and set aside.
  • Add remaining 1 tbsp oil to a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and 2 tbsp red curry paste, and cook until curry past is a dark red color and onion is softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in coconut milk, fish sauce, white sugar, broccoli, peppers, and tofu. Add additional Thai red curry paste to taste (I usually use 4 tbsp curry paste).
  • Bring sauce to a boil, and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Serve with rice, and enjoy warm.