Active Time
50 MIN
Total Time
1 HR 45 MIN
Serves : 6
© Christina Holmes

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a medium bowl, toss the tofu with half of the garlic, the chiles, thyme and 2 teaspoons of salt. Cover and refrigerate the tofu for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

Step 2    

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the onion, 
the remaining garlic and a generous pinch of salt and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 7 minutes. Add the wine and simmer until evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add 
the tomato puree and basil and bring to a boil. Cover partially and simmer over moderately low heat until thickened slightly, 20 to 25 minutes; keep the sauce warm.

Step 3    

In a large skillet, heat the canola oil until shimmering. Add the tofu and cook over moderate heat until browned on the bottom, about 2 minutes. Flip the tofu and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned all over, about 
3 minutes longer; keep warm.

Step 4    

In a pot of salted boiling water, cook the strozzapreti until al dente. Add the pasta 
to the sauce and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until coated, about 2 minutes. Fold in the tofu and season with salt. Transfer to a platter and garnish with chopped pistachios, grated pecorino and dried oregano. Serve right away.

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