To be honest, I am not _entirely_ sure which Deborah Madison cookbook this recipe is from. I came across it while reading a magazine before class at my gym. I jotted it down really quickly, and now I'm at a loss. I'm pretty sure it isn't fromVegetarian Cooking for Everyone, or The Savory Way, because I have both of those, and it isn't in either. Vegetarian Cooking from Everyone is one of my all-time favorite cookbooks. I've tackled a dozen or so recipes from it, and they all turned out wonderful. The only negative thing I can say is- damn, her ingredient lists can get long.
I looked through the 'sneak-peak' pages on Amazon for This Can't Be Tofu, and it has a recipe by this name, so I'm going to take a leap of faith and assume it is the same one, or at least similar.
I love this recipe. It is the best....dinner on the fly, in less than 30 minutes, one pot, plus the rice.
I threw on some rice (jasmine rice from Trader Joes), rinsed rice well three times before putting on the back burner (2 cups rice, 3 cups water, and some salt). Great rice.
I started off by chopping. Unlike many Asian inspired recipes I have cooked recently, the chopping ended relatively quickly. I sliced green onions, minced garlic and ginger, chopped a bit of basil, and cubed the tofu.
In my big skillet I heated some oil, tossed in the garlic, ginger, and green onions. Next came the liquids, and tofu-soy sauce, curry paste, tofu, and light coconut milk. Stir in the basil, and that's it! Serve up over rice, and you have a great, super flavorful, one dish dinner.
To feature an actual recipe taken from a cookbook, it is best to request permission from the publisher or author. In the early days on 101 Cookbooks, I would tell people where to find the recipe, but not feature the recipe itself. Eventually I began to request permission to run the actual recipes, but this wasn't one of them. The majority of entries on 101 Cookbooks will have the recipes attached, this just happens to be one of the ones that doesn't. My apologies!