Hey lovely people,
Long time no see, right? Well, I’m finally back and with a recipe bursting with flavour. A typical Brazilian dish, made vegetarian. It’s called moqueca and we are using tofu instead of fish. It only takes a few minutes to make and it’s a wonderful meal.
- 300- 400g firm tofu (the amount actually depends on how you’ll pair the dish)
- 2 garlic cloves
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 minced white onion
- 2 ripe tomatoes in cubes
- 1 green pepper sliced
- 1 red pepper sliced
- 1 bunch of cilantro
- 250ml coconut milk
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Brown rice
- Lettuce and arugula salad
- Start by cutting the tofu into slices or pulling it apart with your hands. I prefer the last option because it gives it a more natural look.
- Season the tofu with half of the lemon juice, one minced garlic clove and half of tsp of smoked paprika.
- Let it sit for at least 15 minutes.
- Heat a pan with olive oil and add the onion. After 2 minutes add the garlic, cubed tomatoes and peppers.
- Once the tomato starts to soften, add the tofu and cilantro. Top with paprika.
- Mix everything well and add coconut milk. I used a mixture of almond and coconut milk so the coconut flavour doesn’t get too strong. However, you can use 100% coconut milk just make sure the milk is thick enough.
- Once it boils, reduce to medium heat and put the lid on the pan.
- Let it sit for 10 minutes.
- Taste to adjust salt and pepper and finish with the rest of the lemon juice and cilantro.