Spicy coconut tofu & noodle soup


Ingredients (serves 2-3 people)
  • 1 block of firm marinated tofu
  • 2 red chillies
  • 2 cloves of garlic 
  • 1 teaspoon of grated ginger
  • 1 large carrot
  • Handful of tenderstem broccoli
  • Handful of green beans
  • Handful of baby corn
  • 2 tablespoons of vegan red curry paste
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • Handful of cashew nuts
  • 300-450g of cooked noodles 
  • Handful of coriander
  • Oil for cooking
  • Salt & pepper
  • Two pans - one frying pan for the tofu & one large pan for the soup

Preparation
  1. Chop the chillies
  2. Crush the garlic cloves
  3. Peel and chop the carrots, julienne style 
  4. Wash the remaining veg
  5. Unpackage & drain the tofu, cut into cubes 
  6. If tofu is unmarinated, coat in some soy sauce
Recipe
  1. In the large pan, heat a small amount of oil and add the chopped chillies, leaving back a few pieces for garnish if you so wish
  2. After a minute or so, add the ginger and garlic 
  3. Mix well then add the chopped carrots
  4. When the carrots have begun to soften, add the rest of the veg
  5. Add the curry paste and mix well, ensuring everything is well covered 
  6. Add the coconut milk, fill the can with water and add  to the pan
  7. Bring to the boil then leave to simmer
  8. In the frying pan, heat some more oil then add the cubes of tofu
  9. Turn the tofu occasionally, ensuring all sides cook evenly 
  10. Add the noodles to the soup and mix well 
  11. Once the tofu is almost cooked, add the cashew nuts to the pan 
  12. Add salt and pepper to the soup according to your personal taste 
  13. Serve the soup in a bowl, then add the tofu and cashew nuts on top
  14. Garnish with fresh coriander & remaining chopped chillies  

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