Asia Noodles with Crispy Tofu and Chili Peanut Sesame Sauce

Recipe for asia noodles with a spicy sauce made of peanuts, sesame and chili - vegan, quick and simple to make, delicious, healthy! ;-)
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Course: Lunch & Dinner
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 500 g noodles

Chili peanut sesame sauce:

  • 125 g peanut butter (1/2 cup)
  • 80 ml cup of sesame oil (1/3 cup)
  • 80 ml soy sauce (1/3 cup)
  • 60 ml rice vinegar (1/4 cup)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp chili paste or fresh chili
  • 1-2 tbsp paprika or tomato paste
  • 1 garlic clove (pressed)
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger (grated)
  • 350 g of solid tofu

Topping

Instructions

  • Cook the noodles according to the packaging instructions until they are 'al dente'.
  • For the chili peanut sesame sauce, just put all the ingredients (except the tofu) in a bowl and stir.
  • Press the rest of the moisture out of the tofu and cut into cubes.
  • Heat up some oil in a pan.
  • Place the tofu cubes in the pan and roast until golden brown from both sides.
  • Then add about 1/2 cup sauce and let simmer until the sauce starts to evaporate and the tofu absorbs the liquid.
  • Carefully scrape off the browned crust from the bottom of the pan, so that you have golden brown crispy tofu with some delicious browned "crumbs" from the sauce after a while.
  • Heat up the rest of the sauce in another saucepan.
  • Once the noodles are ‚al dente‘, pour off the cooking water, drain the noodles and combine with the remaining sauce in the pan.
  • Add the tofu, garnish with spring onions, chopped peanuts as well as sesame seeds and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy! :-)
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