Sticky miso peppersTOFU, PINEAPPLE, RICE NOODLES & CRUSHED WASABI PEAS
These sticky miso peppers are so delicious! healthy as side with your healthy dinner! Combine them with meat or fish and enjoy your healthy dinner!
- 1 x 220 g tin of pineapple rings in juice
- 280 g extra firm tofu
- 2 mixed-colour peppers
- olive oil
- 4 spring onions
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 90 g rice vermicelli noodles
- 20 g wasabi peas
- 2 heaped teaspoons red miso paste
- Place the pineapple rings (reserving the juice) in a large dry non-stick frying pan on a medium heat.
- Cut the tofu into four chunks and add to the pan. Let it all gently char for 4 minutes, then turn, char on the other side and remove, leaving the pan on the heat.
- Deseed the peppers, chop into 2cm chunks and place in the pan with ½ a tablespoon of olive oil, then reduce to a medium-low heat. Trim the spring onions, chop the white halves into 2cm lengths and add to the pan, reserving the green tops. Peel, finely slice and add the garlic, then cook it all for 10 minutes, or until soft and charred, stirring regularly.
- Meanwhile, finely slice the green halves of the spring onions. In a heatproof bowl, cover the noodles with boiling kettle water. In a pestle and mortar, pound the wasabi peas until fine.
- Mix the miso paste into the reserved pineapple juice, then pour into the pepper pan with a splash of water. Let it sizzle for a minute, then return the tofu and pineapple to the pan to glaze.
- Drain the noodles, divide between your plates and spoon over the sticky miso peppers, followed by the tofu and pineapple. Sprinkle with the sliced green spring onion and crushed wasabi peas, then tuck right in.
– Feel free to switch out the wasabi peas for something less fiery. Crushed cashew nuts or peanuts will give you the same crunch without the heat.
– Any type of noodles will be delicious here, or you could swap them out and use rice, instead, if that’s what you’ve got.
Recipe: Jamie Oliver