A Little About Me

New York, New York
As a newly married woman, it has become my mission in life to learn how to cook. Gone are the days of picking up sushi and ordering curries. In order to jump-start my education, I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education's Fine Cooking I course where I learned the basics, from roasting to boiling to mousse-making (ok, maybe not that basic)! I've attempted to replicate some recipes - somewhat successfully- and create a few of my own. This blog is for friends and foodies and is intended to document my cooking adventures (and occasional fiascoes). Enjoy the pictures and bon appetite!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Protein Packed Snack

I've been a little tired lately and have been turning towards protein-packed snacks to keep my energy level up. Since there's only so many hardboiled eggs a girl can eat, I thought I'd try to make a tofu satay... one of my favorite thai takeout items! This dish packs a double punch since you get protein from both the tofu and peanut butter. Using a variation of a peanut salad dressing I've posted before, I threw together a simple satay sauce and was able to do everything in under ten minutes!

firm Tofu
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tsp soy sauce
2 dashes sriracha hot sauce (more if you like spice)
water to dilute, as needed
1 tbsp canola oil

In order to prepare your tofu, remove it from the package and place it on a few layers of paper towel. Cover with a few more layers and place something heavy on top in order to squeeze out excess moisture. Let sit for five minutes before cutting into large cubes.

Heat the oil in a pan over medium high heat and place the tofu in the pan. Allow each side to cook for a minute or two, or until golden brown.

When the tofu has cooked on both sides, remove and prepare the satay sauce by combining the peanut butter, soy sauce and sriracha. If the sauce is a little thick, add a bit of water to dilute. Because peanut butter is so thick, I like to cover my container and give it a really hard shake so that everything incorporates well. Pour over the tofu and enjoy your snack!


  1. Not loving tofu...but the peanut butter sauce looks delish

  2. Rachel-
    Thanks for a great recipe!
    I made it and added veggies to it- It was delicious.

  3. Looks like "Pan de agua" toasted. Tofu does not agree with me- make something else!