Curried Vegetarian Noodles

Menu Part: 
Entree
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
8

A creamy and spicy curry sauce is filled with vegetables and tofu. This delicious topping for pasta will delight vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

Ingredients

Sauce:
5 tbsp. vegetable oil
3 onions, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. curry powder
4 tbsp. butter
4 tbsp. flour
5 cups milk, warmed
2 bay leaves
Salt and pepper, as needed
1 tbsp. curry powder

2 red onions, julienned
2 red bell peppers, julienned
8 oz. tofu, cut into 1⁄4-in. pieces
2 lb. fettuccine

Steps

1. In a large wok, heat 3 tbsp. oil and sauté onions and garlic until translucent. Add curry powder and sauté 2 min.

2. In a separate pan, melt butter, stir in flour and prepare a roux. Add onion mixture to roux. Slowly whisk in milk; add bay leaves and simmer 15-20 min., thinning mixture with more milk if necessary. Season with salt and pepper.

3. In a large pan, heat remaining oil and sauté red onions and red bell peppers. Remove from pan and fry tofu until crispy. Cook fettuccine until tender but firm and combine ingredients.

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