Deep-fried tofu with pineapple, sweet chilli & basil

Deep-fried tofu with pineapple, sweet chilli & basil

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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Fresh, zingy Asian flavours at are the heart of this tofu dish with pineapple and sweet chilli

Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal513
fat15g
saturates2g
carbs80g
sugars63g
fibre4g
protein15g
salt2.6g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Split the chillies down the middle and remove the seeds. Pound the halved chillies a few times with a pestle or the end of a rolling pin (this will soften the flesh and release the flavours). Finely chop and mix with the garlic and palm sugar in a large pan. Cook until the sugar starts to boil. Add the pineapple and cook for 5 mins until the pineapple softens, and the sugar starts to caramelise and turn brown. Add the fish sauce and tamarind. Return to the boil, then take off the heat.

  • STEP 2

    Heat 5-10cm of oil in a wok and roll the tofu in the cornflour. Fry the basil leaves so that they crisp, then transfer to kitchen paper to drain. Fry about 5-6 pieces of tofu at a time until golden brown, then leave to drain on kitchen paper. Keep warm in a low oven while you fry the rest.

  • STEP 3

    Warm the sauce through. Place a few cubes of tofu on each plate, pour over the sauce and sprinkle with the basil.

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