Potluck Sunday: Crispy Peanut Tofu Triangles

by Grace Boyle on January 10, 2011

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Potluck Sunday is a weekly tradition my close friend Jodi started – bringing friends together to share their favorite dishes, laugh, eat and be merry every Sunday. I cover Potluck Sunday frequently and is a staple here on this blog. Follow the previous Potluck Sunday posts here.

One of my favorite Thai dishes that I always order in on cold winter nights is peanut tofu with broccoli and zucchini. Maybe it’s because anything peanut butter, you just can’t go wrong.

For potluck this Sunday we decided on a different variation – peanut butter, lime and soy marinade over crispy tofu triangles. You can do anything to tofu and as a raised-vegetarian, I will try just about anything.

Crispy Peanut Butter Tofu Triangles

You Will Need:

  • 2 cups peanut butter (smooth)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 7-8 cloves garlic (minced)
  • Zest of 1 Lime
  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • 1 Tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 packages extra firm tofu


Before you begin, take the tofu blocks out of the package and wrap in paper towels (a couple layers). Place books or extra weight on top of the tofu to drain the water. I do this for about 30 minutes. This makes the tofu crispier when baking or frying.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Next, you will mix all the ingredients for the marinade. Take the peanut butter, brown sugar, garlic, lime zest, cayenne pepper, black pepper, soy sauce, water, and lime juice in a large bowl, mixing it all together.

Cut the tofu into triangles, then pour the marinade over the tofu onto a baking pan or sheet.

Bake for 30-40 minutes until crispy.

This is great served alongside green vegetables or even over an Asian salad.

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doniree - the nomadic foodie January 11, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Trying this right now… it’s cooking as I comment… I’ll let you know how it turns out!


grace January 11, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Ooh yum! It’s a great dish and really only involves the marinade. You could always stir-fry it as well. Let us know how it comes out (James conjured this up!)


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