139 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 88
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

This is a quick and tasty sweet and sour dish. I like to marinate the tofu in the same sauce used on the dish, and then bake it at 375 degrees for 20 minutes--it makes the tofu really take on the flavor of the sauce.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat the peanut oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add the tofu and stir-fry until golden brown. Remove the tofu and set aside, leaving the remaining oil in the wok.

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  • Stir the ginger and curry paste into the hot oil for a few seconds until the curry paste is fragrant and the ginger begins to turn golden. Add the zucchini and bell pepper; cook and stir for 1 minute. Pour in the lime juice, soy sauce, maple syrup, coconut milk, and tofu. Bring the coconut milk to a simmer, and cook a few minutes until the vegetables are tender and the tofu is hot. Stir in the chopped basil just before serving.

Save some of the tofu from the stir-fry for a simple next-day lunch, this Asian Tofu Salad by user StrawberryShortcake:

Toss reserved stir-fried tofu with one 5-ounce package mixed greens in a large serving bowl. Add 4 supremed clementines and 1 cup sliced cucumbers. Add one 3-ounce package crushed ramen noodles (omit seasoning packet) and 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds. Toss with 1/4 cup bottled Asian sesame dressing.

Nutrition Facts

425 calories; 38.8 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 856 mg sodium. 20.9 g carbohydrates; 18.4 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2010
This is a super easy curry to make!! The only thing I did differently was I added only 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and 2 tablespoons of fish sauce. You need the fish sauce to give it that authentic thai flavor. I also added garlic and green onions with the ginger. I will definitely make this again!!! Thanks for the great recipe!
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/12/2018
Followed recipe - v little taste and not attractive to eat
139 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 88
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2009
This recipe is very good and can be used with a variety of vegetables. But I made one significant change: I strongly recommend that you use fish sauce rather than soy sauce if you can find it. I believe it is called nuoc mam in Vietnam and nam pla in Thailand; those with expertise please feel free to correct me. Fish sauce gives the curry a characteristic flavor and aroma like what you find in Thai restaurant curries. IMHO soy sauce muddies the flavor.
(55)
Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2010
Great recipe - but not quite perfect. To avoid frying my tofu I marinated it in the soy sauce maple syrup and lime juice for about an hour and a half and then baked for an hour at about 325 degrees turning over once halfway through. (Sounds excessive I know but it totally transforms the tofu - makes it chewier and more flavorful.) Since I wasn't frying the tofu I only used one tablespoon of oil. I used lite coconut milk and it was fine. I somehow managed to resist the incredibly strong urge to use fish sauce instead of soy sauce figuring that (at least the first time) I should trust the recipe author; next time I'll save my willpower for something with chocolate in it. Although the soy sauce was totally fine fish sauce would be better. And I'm looking forward to adding a greater variety of veggies. Still this was a really good simple recipe and my favorite use to date of curry paste! Thanks so much! EDIT: The second time I made this I tried it with all fish sauce. DON'T DO IT. It's too much. I had to throw the marinade away and start over. 2 T of soy sauce and 1 T of fish sauce seems to be about right; a pinch of salt really livens things up. Still a great recipe!
(43)
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2008
This dish was really tasty. I cooked for my steak and potatoes fiance (who hates bell peppers) and he loved it. We are trying to get healthier and slimmer for our wedding and this fit the bill. I would add 1 1/2 tablespoon more of the curry paste and 1 tablespoon more of the ginger. Also I would use only 3/4 of a pound of zucchini and add a fresh diced tomato. Otherwise this was WONDERFUL!
(22)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2008
This dish was really flavorful--sweet and sour it's the perfect non-spicy Thai dish. The one thing I would add is that it works really well served over brown rice. On its own the stir fry can be a little too soupy.
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2010
This is a super easy curry to make!! The only thing I did differently was I added only 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and 2 tablespoons of fish sauce. You need the fish sauce to give it that authentic thai flavor. I also added garlic and green onions with the ginger. I will definitely make this again!!! Thanks for the great recipe!
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2009
Delicious. I did substitute fish sauce for the soy sauce. This was the first time I had used fish sauce and I think it made a huge difference in the flavor of the curry. Other than that I didn't change much. I thought the basil was a little heavy but the hubby disagreed and said he wanted more so I guess this was a good compromise. Will be making this again.
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2009
Amazing! This is easily one of my new favs! I fried the tofu up with garlic ginger and a dash of soya sauce. Also added garlic to the recipe and did sub in fish sauce which I think made a huge difference... My boyfriend does not like seafood but doesn't even notice a fish taste at all. The end result was delicious and I have a feeling I am going to be making this a lot more! Thank-you for the wonderful recipe!
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2011
Yum!! We really enjoyed this. I did marinate and bake the tofu first and I subbed 2 T. of Thai fish sauce as suggested. I also used agave syrup instead of maple (and way less of it...maybe 2 tsp.). We didn't have any basil so I used cilantro instead but not a ton of it (just a few leaves sprinkled over the top as a garnish). Oh and I let the veggies simmer a little bit longer than the recipe instructs. The combination of flavors in this dish is excellent. I served in shallow bowls over brown rice with plenty of the sauce for slurping.:) Be sure to drain your tofu really well before chopping and don't use any substitutions for the red curry paste.
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2011
Yum! Yum! and more Yum! I basicly followed the recipe with just a few alterations. I only had 1/2 of a large red bell pepper. I think one whole as the recipe states really is necessary. My tofu was just 12 oz. but was fine.I used 1 tbsp. of peanut oil and 1 tbsp of red chili oil for some spice. That was a perfect amount for us.Changed out soy for fish as recommended by others to make the sauce more authentic Thai. Topped with scallion onions. This is now my favorite red curry recipe! Thank you kprzy!
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