Who the hell cooks with temperatures hitting 25 degrees? Yes! Me! This weather just screams for salads and bread, but I always like hot food when it’s warm outside. I’m known for eating soup with this kind of weather.
I also thought it would be a great idea to try something new: paksoi. I’ve been it in the supermarket a few times, but never thought of trying it. But when I read online that this vegetable actually has two flavours in one (the green and the white have different flavours) so that actually convinced me to try it.
This dish actually took only 10 minutes to make, of which I spend most of the time cutting 😛
So I hope you enjoy it just as much as I did
- 1 paksoi
- red and yellow pepper
- 200 gr. of firm tofu
- 3/4 tablespoon of Chinese 5 spices (cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, star anise, peppercorns)
- Soy sauce
Start by cutting the tofu in slices. Mix the spices (without the garlic) with 10 ml of oil and a splash of water (yes, they don’t mix, but make spreading easier). Put the tofu in the fridge for about half an hour (you can do this in the morning and leave if for the day if needed). Cut the paksoi and peppers into strips, separate the green and the white bit. As you can see I cut my white bits kinda big, I wouldn’t do that, they stay a bit hard and that’s not okey for the dish.
While you bake the veggies, bake your naan in the oven according to the directions on the package. Heat a little bit of coconut oil in and bake your paksoi and garlic until the green bits have shrunk. Take them out and bake the paprika.
In a grillpan, grill your tofu for about 4 minutes on each side until it starts to brown a bit and you get the nice grill bits. Cut your naan in halves (if you can manage that) and build your ‘lasagna’.
Sprinkle a little bit of soy sauce on the veggies and enjoy! I added a little bit off chilli sauce since it can be a bit dry. But if you don’t like it, just eat it like this. Yes, this picture is taken on my side table, because my dinning room table is filled with paint and stuff, I’m also finishing my new cabinet.