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Tofu Cilantro and Lime

From Farm Where Life is Good

<p>Go with it. It is fabulous! (Well, you have to like cilantro&#8230;) Over rice or rice noodles, hot or cold.</p>
Source: Major modifications from (Entered by Lara Rasmussen Anderson)
Serves: 4

3 Tbsp old bay seasoning (store bought or homemade
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3-4 bay leaves
10-15 black peppercorns
1 tsp sea salt
2 lbs extra firm tofu (Wildwood brand is ideal)
1/2 cup red onion, very thinly sliced
1/2 cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 tsp sea salt, to taste
2 dashes hot sauce
2 Tbsp olive oil
2/3 cup cilantro, chopped (more for garnish)
freshly ground pepper, to taste

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Cut tofu into bite-sized cubes or rectangles (1-1.5cm x 2-2.5cm).
  2. In a large pot, add seasoning and tofu and cover with water. Simmer for 15min. Remove from heat and allow to sit covered until ready for use, then drain.
  3. In a medium bowl, toss together the onion, bell pepper, garlic, lime juice, salt and hot sauce and let marinate for 15 minutes.
  4. In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and bell pepper mixture, the seasoned tofu, and 2/3 cup cilantro. Sauté until the tofu is just cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.