We are big fans of popcorn in our house, not only because it's the perfect snack to go with movie night, but because it's a great palette for spice experiments!
Adapted slightly from Deborah Madison's "This Can't Be Tofu!"
1 carton soft or firm tofu
2 tsp light brown sugar
1 can coconut milk mixed with 1/2 cup water or chicken broth
1 tsp tamarind concentrate dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water
1 tbsp Madras Curry Powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp cayenne
2 large cloves garlic
1 heaping tbsp minced fresh ginger
4 scallions, chopped
juice of one lime
fish sauce or soy sauce to taste
chopped fresh cilantro
Drain tofu and dice into cubes. Combine sugar, coconut milk, salt, curry powder, turmeric, coriander, cayenne, garlic, tamarind, and ginger in a large skillet. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 minute. Add tofu and lower heat. Simmer covered for 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and scallions and simmer for 5 more minutes. Add lime juice. Season with fish or soy sauce, serve on rice and top with cilantro.