When we traveled to visit Dave's family in New Hampshire last month his parents sent us home with an assortment of dried basils from their garden. This recipe uses Thai Basil:
I'm working on finding recipes for the others so stay tuned!
Recipe from Vegetarian Gastronomy.
-1 large Italian eggplant
-1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
-1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
-1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
-Handful of mushrooms, sliced
-1 14-oz. block firm tofu
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-Thai basil leaves
-4 1/2 tablespoon Hoisin Sauce
-1/2 cup soy sauce
-1/4 cup water
-1-2 teaspoon chili sauce
-2 teaspoon corn starch
|In a large pot heat the oil.|
Start by cooking your eggplant.
When the eggplant is mostly cooked add the peppers.
Add the mushrooms last.
Once the vegetables are cooked stir in the garlic and thai basil.
I used 3-4 pinches of thai basil.
|In a large skillet pan fry the tofu until it is crispy on all sides.|
Overall Dave and I were a little disappointed in this recipe. Out of all of the Asian-style recipes that I've made for the blog this wasn't my favorite. The sauce had too much hoisin in it and that overwhelmed all of the other flavors in the dish. We still have a ton of thai basil left so I will be looking for another recipe.