Tofu Satay With Peanut Sauce

Tofu Satay With Peanut Sauce Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 25 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 25 minutes


16 ounces Firm Tofu (450g)

For the Marinade Sauce:

2 Tbsp Soy Sauce

1 Tbsp Peanut Butter

1 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar

1 tsp Dried Basil

1 tsp Garlic Powder

For the Peanut Sauce:

1/2 Small Onion White, Yellow or Brown, finely chopped

1 tsp Crushed Garlic

1 tsp Sesame Oil

1 tsp Red Curry Paste

1 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce

1 tsp Tamarind Paste

2 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar

1/2 cup Coconut Milk (120ml) Canned, Full Fat, Unsweetened

1/3 cup Peanut Butter (83g)

1/2 Small Lime squeezed

For Serving:

Fresh Cilantro

Fresh Lime

Crushed Peanuts


1Press the tofu for 30 minutes either using a tofu press or by placing the tofu on a plate, with another plate on top of it and then piling some heavy stuff on top, like a heavy pot.

2While the tofu is pressing prepare the marinade sauce. Add the soy sauce, peanut butter, brown sugar, dried basil and garlic powder to a dish and use a whisk to mix together.

3When the tofu is pressed, cut each block into 5 or 6 strips and then place them in the marinade sauce, using a teaspoon to put marinade sauce on top of the tofu strips as well so that there is marinade on the top and bottom of the tofu.

4Leave the tofu in the marinade sauce for at least 20 minutes.

5Preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C).

6Place the marinaded tofu carefully onto a parchment lined baking tray. Bake for 25 minutes, turning over at the fifteen minute mark and then putting it back in for another 10 minutes.

7While the tofu is baking prepare your peanut sauce.

8Finely chop up half a small onion or quarter of a larger onion and add to a saucepan with the crushed garlic, sesame oil and red curry paste. Sauté until the onion is slightly softened. Add in the soy sauce, tamarind paste, brown sugar and coconut milk and stir in well. Then add in the peanut butter and stir until perfectly mixed and smooth. The sauce will be quite thick. Remove from heat and stir in the lime juice.

9Remove the tofu from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before skewering them on the satay sticks.

10Serve with the peanut sauce, fresh cilantro, fresh lime and crushed peanuts.

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