Estufado de Tofu com Pimentos e Chocolate

This is a variation to the popular Spanish and Portuguese dish combining plenty of sweet peppers and meat – usually chicken these days – with roasted almonds and a hint of chocolate to thicken the sauce and bring richness to the dish. My interpretation replaces the chicken with firm tofu and shredded king oyster mushrooms that’s been stewed in an umami-rich broth and gently fried. The result gets very near to the meat-based original.

The tofu and mushrooms take about 90 minutes to complete. They can be prepared a day or two in advance. The remainder of the recipe requires

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