Aubergines with Thai Basil Tofu

    45 mins

    Barbecued charred aubergine is then sautéed with tofu in a sauce made with blended chillies, garlic, coriander and lime juice. Serve with steamed rice.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 5 japanese aubergines or any small ones
    • 3 fresh green chillies
    • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
    • 1 small onion, quartered
    • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 250g firm tofu, diced
    • handful chopped fresh Thai basil

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Cook the aubergines on a hot BBQ grate until charred and black on all sides, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and place on a rack to cool. Peel, slice diagonally, and set aside.
    2. In a food processor or blender, combine the chillies, garlic, coriander, onion, sugar and lime juice. Process until smooth.
    3. Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat, and add the chilli mix. Reduce heat to medium, and cook for 1 minute. Gently stir in the tofu, half of the basil and the aubergine. Cook until heated through. Serve garnished with the remaining basil.

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    I made some changes (used 1 eggplant, no cilantro and less basil, fried the eggplant slices, sprinkled some soy sauce on the tofu, and used red peppers instead of chile). It was excellent and very flavourful. I served the dish with white basmati rice cooked in vegetable stock. Will definitly make it again!  -  03 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is okay. I think it would be better with a lot of tweaking though. Using the grill for the eggplant is a brilliant idea. Cooked up fast and soft; the grilled flavor was yummy. The tofu was really bland though, could have used some advanced preparation to add some sort of flavor (sauteed in some sort of seasoning like chili powder, soy sauce, or something). Also, everyone agreed that they thought the dish would have been better with some chopped tomatoes added to the sauce. Lastly, after using a blender to mix onions, chili peppers, and garlic in my kitchen, everyones eyes were burning and tearing for about a half an hour. May want to do that in a very well ventilated outside.  -  12 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a wonderful tasting dish, especially during the summmer months...I choose to brush the pepper sauce on the tofu slices and then grill each side until brown. I also rubbed oil on the eggplant and charred them on the grill. Then I added to the pan with the sauce and eggplant. Enjoy! Cydney Walton Trenton, New Jersey  -  05 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)