Thai Spiced Tofu

Thai Spiced Tofu
Quickly marinate the tofu with red curry paste, sugar, and fish sauce to infuse it with Thai essence. Get the recipe. Photo: Stefen Andersen
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
2 serves


  • 8 ounces firm tofu, cut into four 1/2-inch slices

  • 3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste (found in the Asian section of most supermarkets)

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce (or tamari, for vegetarians who don't eat fish)

  • ½ pound green beans

  • ½ cup vegetable broth

  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil


  1. Place the tofu between layers of paper towels and weigh them down with a heavy skillet to remove excess water. Set aside to drain for 10 minutes.

  2. Combine the curry paste, sugar, and fish sauce; put half this sauce in a resealable plastic bag. Add the tofu, seal, and set aside for 15 minutes.

  3. In a saucepan, combine the green beans, broth, oil, and the remaining curry. Simmer until the beans are tender, about 5 minutes. Cover to keep warm.

  4. Lightly coat a nonstick skillet with vegetable cooking spray and place it over medium heat. When hot, add the tofu and cook until golden, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a dinner plate and cover. Serve with the green beans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

384 Calories
22g Fat
36g Carbs
18mg Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 2184mg 95%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Protein 18g
Calcium 668mg 51%
Iron 5mg 28%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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