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Lemongrass Tofu Larb

We've given the Southeast Asian classic of larb – a dish of minced meat soured with lime – a vegetarian twist in this tofu version. Using a box grater to shred the tofu is a great hack here, as it allows the tofu to soak up plenty of the fragrant dressing. Sweet, sour, salty and balanced to delicious perfection, this fresh dish delivers a punch of flavour.


45 Minutes




Prep Basil and Limes

Pick Thai basil leaves from their stems, zest and juice limes and set aside.



Make Dressing

To make dressing, combine lime juice and zest, brown sugar, soy sauce and chilli flakes in a bowl and whisk together until sugar is dissolved. Cut off the bottom 5cm from lemongrass stalk and bruise slightly with a rolling pin, keeping the green stalk for later. Add bruised stalk to the dressing and set aside.



Grate Tofu

Using a box grater, coarsely grate tofu. Thinly slice the white and green part of the spring onions. Place in a large bowl with 100ml of the dressing (roughly 3⁄4 of the amount). Set tofu aside to marinate.



Slice Veggies

Thinly slice red onion, mushrooms, and lemongrass stalk.



Fry Veggies

Heat vegetable oil in a wok or large frypan over medium–high heat. Add lemongrass and red onion and cook for 3–4 minutes or until aromatic and soft. Add mushroom and cook for a further 4 minutes or until mushroom is tender. Remove from the heat.



Plate Up

Add Thai basil and cooked onion mixture to tofu. Season with salt and gently mix it all together. Top larb with crispy shallots. Discard lemongrass root from remaining dressing and carefully separate lettuce leaves. Serve larb with lettuce leaves and remaining dressing.

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