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Sesame-Crusted Tofu

Sesame-Crusted Tofu

with Spicy Peanut Butter Sauce & Garlic Bok Choy

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If you don't already love tofu, this dish might be the one to win you over. A crunchy pan-fried coating of panko and sesame gives tofu a major texture boost. Fragrant coconut rice and sweet-and-spicy peanut sauce bring extra hit of flavor to this Thai-inspired dish.

Allergens:SoyPeanutsTree NutsWheat

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Preparation Time40 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 2
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 block



2 unit

Baby Bok Choy

1 tablespoon

Sesame Seeds

2 tablespoon

Peanut Butter


1 can

Coconut Milk

(ContainsTree Nuts)

1 cup

Basmati Rice

2 clove


1 unit


1 cup

Panko Breadcrumbs


1 teaspoon

Hot Sauce

2 tablespoon

Soy Sauce

(ContainsSoy, Wheat)

Not included in your delivery






Vegetable Oil



Nutrition Values/ per serving
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3284.44 kJ
Calories785 kcal
Fat37 g
Carbohydrate82 g
Dietary Fiber7 g
Protein35 g
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Small Bowl
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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In a small pot, bring 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup coconut milk, and a large pinch of salt to a boil.

Quarter the bok choy
Quarter the bok choy

Meanwhile, slice tofu into 1/2-inch slices. Thinly slice 1 garlic clove and mince or grate the other. Zest and halve the lime. Quarter the bok choy lengthwise.


When coconut mixture is boiling, add the rice, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer for about 20 minutes, until tender. Set aside, covered.

Dip the tofu into mixtures
Dip the tofu into mixtures

While the rice cooks, mix together soy sauce, half the minced garlic, and half the hot sauce (or less if you'd like!) in a shallow dish ( such as a pie plate). In another shallow dish, combine panko, sesame seeds, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Dip tofu first into the soy mixture, fully coating all sides, and then into the panko mixture, ensuring tofu is evenly coated. Hand on to the remaining soy mixture for later!

Cook the tofu
Cook the tofu

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add tofu slices to the pan and cook about 2 minutes per side, until golden brown. Set aside and cover with foil to keep warm.

Cook bok choy
Cook bok choy

In the same pan, heat 1 teaspoon oil and add the sliced garlic. Cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add the bok choy and 1/4 cup water and cook, stirring, until bok choy is tender and water has evaporated, 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.


In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1 tablespoon reserved soy mixture, 1/4 cup coconut milk, remaining minced garlic, 1 teaspoon sugar, a squeeze of lime juice, and as much remaining hot sauce as you dare.


Serve coconut rice topped with tofu and bok choy. Drizzle over peanut sauce and a light sprinkling of lime zest.