Broiled Tofu with No Cook Peanut Sauce

Frying tofu is pretty quick, but it is messy. Broiling tofu that has been lightly brushed in oil is a lot neater and easier. I used sprouted extra firm tofu which is really the best for this application as it is the firmest type of tofu you can buy. The peanut sauce is no-cook which makes this meal a snap to put together.

1 package extra firm tofu
olive oil
1/4 cup organic peanut butter (organic, of course)
1 tablespoon ginger, chopped fine
2 teaspoons tamari
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon Sriracha or chili oil
1/4 cup hot water

Preheat broiler to high. Drain and press the tofu. Prepare a baking sheet with foil (makes the cleanup easier) and place tofu on baking sheet, coated with a light amount of olive oil to prevent sticking. Add some salt and pepper and place the tofu in the broiler on high for 20 minutes or so, turning every five minutes to get it evenly browned on all sides.

Meanwhile, mix all of the other ingredients except the hot water in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the hot water and stir until the peanut sauce is a nice consistency. Adjust the sauce to your taste with more tamari, Sriracha, etc.

Serve the tofu with the peanut sauce on top, with rice and a steamed vegetable.