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Peanut-y Marinated Tofu with Sweet Onions and Pineapple

What you need: 

1/4 cup soy sauce
finely chopped garlic, to taste
finely grated ginger, to taste
crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
20 oz. can chunk pineapple (save can juices)
2 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter
1 medium sweet onion, cut into thin rings.
.5 lb. firm or extra firm style tofu
olive oil

What you do: 

Drain tofu thoroughly. Combine soy sauce, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, and pineapple juice in a small container. Cut tofu into medium sized chunks and marinate in the prepared dressing for at least an hour in the fridge.
In a large skillet, heat .5 T olive oil until very hot. Let excess marinade drip off tofu prior to adding to the pan. Set aside half a cup of the left over marinade. Cook tofu, allowing for any liquid in the skillet to cook off. Break tofu up with spatula. Cook until brown.
With the reserved marinade, add peanut butter and heat in microwave until thoroughly combined. Add peanut mixture to the tofu. Continue to cook on high heat until there is no liquid in the pan.
(I like to eat this cold so I transfer the tofu into a storage container and place in the fridge and use the same pan for the onions.)
Heat a tiny amount of olive oil in a skillet. Add onion rings and cook until colored. Add half of the canned pineapple. Cook until pineapple is colored. Serve atop the tofu along with saffron basmati rice.

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Servings: 
2-4
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This was delicious! I will certainly make this again. I doubled the recipe using light tofu. Changes I made: I didn't have any onions, so I left them out; at the end, I just added half of the can of pineapple to the tofu/reserved marinade/peanut mixture, mixed and served, instead of browning the pineapple seperately. Thanks so much!

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:)  This was fantastic and so yummy.  I will make this over and over.  thank you so much for such a wonderful recipe. 

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like everyone says, so good and easy!  I baked the tofu instead of cooking it in the skillet and I threw in a bag of frozen stir-fry veggies.  next time I will dice the onion instead of leaving it in long strings.  I can tell I'll be making this a lot...

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