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       Title: Coconut Tofu Soup (Vegan, But High Fat)
  Categories: Veg-cook, Sept.
       Yield: 1 servings
  
     1/2 lb Extra-firm tofu
       2    Cloves garlic, minced
       2 T  Vegetable oil
       1 cn Coconut milk (I try to get
            Frozen, or make fresh if I
            Am ambitious)
   1 1/2 c  Vegetable stock (or water)
       1 T  Light soy sauce
            Keffir Lime leaves - to
            Taste, this is a tough one
            Since it can come packaged
            In a number of ways. I
            Typically get dried in which
            Case I let 2 to 3 T soak in
            Water before using*.
       1 oz Galanga (Kah) - Galanga is
            Thai ginger
       1    To 3 Thai or Serrano Chiles
            To taste (I like 4!)
  
   *Very marginal substitutes (although still good!) are to try 1/4 c. coarsly
   chopped lemon grass, or the juice from 1 lime. This has to be experimented
   with, it is used to reduce the sweetness of the coconut milk. You do not
   want this flavor to dominate, though. Add a little at a time, and taste to
   get it right.
   
   Drain the tofu of extra water by placing a heavy weight over the tofu
   surrounded by 3 layers of paper towels. Cut tofu into bite size pieces.
   Stir fry the garlic in the oil until golden (do not burn), then stir fry
   the tofu until it is an even golden brown. In a medium size sauce pan mix
   the coconut milk, stock (or water) and soy sauce. Add the tofu, Keffir Lime
   leaves (or substitute), and Galanga. Cook over low to medium heat for 15
   minutes, do not allow to boil! At this point, taste the soup. If the
   coconut taste is too strong add a little more of the Keffir Lime leaves (or
   substitute). The idea is to reduce the sweetness of the coconut milk. With
   the flat of a heavy knife (or something similar) pound the chilies until
   they are split in several places. Add to the soup, and let cook a couple
   minutes more.
   
   Serve over steamed rice (preferably, Jasmine Rice).
   
   From: markv@masig.fsu.edu (Mark Verschell).  rfvc Digest V94 Issue #200
   Sept. 17, 1994. Formatted by Sue Smith, S.Smith34, TXFT40A@Prodigy.com
   using MMCONV.
  
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