Peanut Tofu Stir Fry

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


Peanut Sauce:

  • 3 Tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp dark brown soft sugar
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 inch fresh ginger finely grated
  • 1 red chilli de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp boiling water

Stir Fry:

  • 400 g firm tofu cubed
  • cornflour
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 200 g tenderstem broccoli
  • 1 large red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 2 pak choi leaves separated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • rice or noodles to serve


  1. To make the sauce, whisk together all of the ingredients in a bowl or jug. Set aside.

  2. Toss the tofu cubes with enough cornflour to lightly coat them. Heat 1 Tbsp of the oil in a wok over a medium heat and add the tofu. Cook, turning them regularly, until they are evenly browned then remove from the wok and set aside.

  3. Heat the remaining Tbsp of oil in the wok and add the broccoli. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring regularly, until the broccoli is just tender. Add the pepper and red onion and cook for a couple more minutes until slightly softened then add the pak choi and cook until wilted.

  4. Add the sauce and stir through then stir in the tofu. Season to taste with salt and pepper then serve with rice or noodles.