This is my favorite "party" meal. My friend is going to videotape me making it for some cooking show contest
It's really easy and hearty, and totally vegan. I'm listing it in dinner party size - it's easy to shrink though, just divide ingredients in half.
1 block extra firm non-silken tofu
2 cans lite coconut milk
1/2 C crunchy peanut butter
1 can bamboo shoots OR water chesnuts (optional)
1/2 potato per guest (generally, I use 4-6)
1 large yellow onion
Yellow Curry to taste
salt, coarse ground black pepper to taste
Brown or Yellow rice - 1 C per guest
So - get out a big ol' skillet with high sides. If you don't have a giantor skillet, just use a large pot.
Heat up some oil m/h, add in garlic, curry, minced onion, chopped potatoes and crumbled tofu. Cook thoroughly while stirring frequently - onions should be tender, potatoes should be browned on at least one side, and mostly tender. Don't let them get squishy yet!
Turn heat down to medium, add coconut milk, peanut butter, let simmer till it's all mixed. Season to taste - should be a nice yellowy-brown color. Add crunchies (water chestnuts or bamboo) if you like them.
Serve with brown or yellow (saffron - not the mexican kind, just the plain kind) rice. I usually use a combo of brown/yellow so it's a bit more healthy and also a bit tastier then plain brown, which after all this time I still haven't developed a taste for...