Saturday, July 13, 2013

Coconut and ginger tofu


Two blocks of soft tofu
1 shallot
2 fresh red chillies 
1 can coconut cream
500 ml vegetable stock
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
fresh coriander
fresh Vietnamese mint (or basil)

Drain the tofu and cut into slices. Finely chop the shallot, and roughly break up the chili, discarding the seeds unless you like your food very spicy. Place everything in a pot with the coconut cream and vegetables sock and simmer for 20 minutes. Grate the ginger and add to the tofu, finish off with some fresh coriander and Vietnamese mint leaves. If you don't have Vietnamese mint use fresh basil.
Serve with Thai rice or noodles.

It is also Orchid season in Auckland (or at least in my garden!). I love them because they last for ages, and when they start to fall off the stem I still keep them in small pots or in a bowl of water.

Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©

Ginger is the ingredient of the month for July’s Little Thumbs Up event, hosted by Chef and Sommelier in Singapore.


  1. Awesome recipe, Alessandra. May I invite you to link this to the "Little Thumbs Up" event which I am hosting this month.

    I have chosen ginger as the theme and would be great to include this recipe. Thanks.

  2. What a wonderful way to cook tofu!! I LOVE the flavors here :))
    Mary x

  3. Con il colesterolo alto che ho (anche se è genetico!!), dovrei mangiare molti più cibi a base di tu fossi qui, o io lì, potresti farmi un mini corso!!! :-)

    1. Sono sicura che puoi provare da sola, ci sono tante ricette con tofu qui :-)

  4. look really delicious Alessandra!!

  5. Hi Alessandra,

    This is a beautiful and elegant way to enjoy tofu!

    Nice that the orchids are blooming in Auckland. We are waiting for Spring to arrive here in Melbourne.


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