Marinated tofu with Asian greens. Picture / Babiche Martens.

Marinated Tofu Recipe with Asian Greens

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Serves 4

• 1 Tbsp kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
• 2 Tbsp soy sauce
• 2 tsp grated ginger
• 2 tsp brown sugar
• 250g firm tofu, drained
• 2 Tbsp oil
• 2 shallots, sliced thinly
• ½ chilli, sliced finely
• 2 Tbsp sliced ginger
• 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
• 2 tsp sesame oil
• 300g Asian greens, blanched
• Garnish
• 1 Tbsp sliced chillis

1. In a small bowl mix kecap manis, soy, ginger and sugar.

2. Prick tofu with a fork then cut into bite-size pieces. Toss in marinade, leave for 20 minutes.

3. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a wok or frying pan on a high heat. Add shallots, chilli, ginger and rice vinegar. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes. Add Asian greens and cook for 2 minutes, so they stay crunchy. Stir sesame oil through, and remove to a serving plate.

4. Heat remaining oil in the wok to a high heat. Toss tofu with the marinade gently until golden brown all over. Place on top of the greens.

5. Garnish with a few sliced chillis and serve with steamed rice.

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