Spicy Asian Salad
3 tbsp vegetable oil
salt to taste
1 pound firm tofu, patted dry and cut into 1/4 inch cubes
2 small potatoes, boiled and cut into bite-sized wedges
1/2 pound fresh spinach, steamed
1/2 small head green cabbage, shredded and lightly steamed
1/2 pound mung bean sprouts, washed
4 cloves garlic
1/4 cup roasted peanuts
5 tsp soy sauce
3 tbsp lime or lemon juice
4 tsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp water
Heat the oil and salt in a medium frying pan over medium heat.
Add the tofu in small batches and sautee until lightly browned on
both sides, about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain
on a paper towel.
Arrange the tofu, potatoes, spinach and cabbage on individual
Prepare the dressing by placing the garlic, peanuts, soy sauce,
lime or lemon juice, sugar, cayenne and water in a blender and
blending until smooth. If the dressing seems too thick, add another
teaspoon of water.
Top the vegetables and tofu with the bean sprouts and dressing,
and serve immediately.
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