Dish Dish

Brothy Thai Curry With Silken Tofu and Herbs

6 servings


30 minutes

total time


2 (14-ounce) packages silken tofu, drained

2 tablespoons neutral oil, such as grapeseed

2 shallots, peeled and minced

3 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced

1 (1-inch) piece ginger, scrubbed and grated

3 tablespoons red curry paste

1 (14-ounce) can cherry tomatoes or fresh cherry tomatoes

1 quart vegetable stock

1 (13 1/2-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk

Salt and black pepper

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 1/2 cups mixed fresh herbs, such as cilantro, basil and dill

2 scallions, thinly sliced

1 lime, cut into wedges, for squeezing


Pat the tofu blocks dry with a clean kitchen or paper towel. Cut each block into 3 slices.

Heat a medium Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high. Add the oil and shallots, and stir until softened, 2 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger and curry paste, stir, and cook until fragrant and the paste turns deep red, 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, stir and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the tomato juices thicken slightly, 4 minutes.

Pour in the vegetable stock, stir, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer to slightly reduce the liquid, 10 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk, season to taste with salt and remove from the heat.

While the broth is simmering, divide the soft tofu into 6 bowls. Break each slice into 4 or 5 pieces. Season each bowl of tofu with 2 teaspoons of soy sauce and a few cracks of black pepper, and top with about ¼ cup of the fresh herb mix.

Ladle the hot broth and tomatoes over the bowls of silken tofu. Top with sliced scallions and serve hot, with lime wedges for squeezing.


Serving Size




Total Fat

25 g

Saturated Fat

14 g

Unsaturated Fat

10 g

Trans Fat

0 g




1143 mg

Total Carbohydrate

17 g

Dietary Fiber

5 g

Total Sugars

5 g


15 g

6 servings


30 minutes

total time
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