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Yassa No Poulet

Prep Time:

40 min

Cook Time:

20 min




Beginner Plus

About the Recipe


  • 4 cups onions

  • 5 garlic cloves

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp ginger

  • 3 tbsp mustard

  • 1/4 cup parsley

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes

  • 2-4 Maggi cubes

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 3-4 slices of lemon

  • 16oz extra-firm tofu



  1. In a pot at medium heat, add the onions and 1 tbsp of oil. Cover the pot and let it sit for 35 minutes to slowly caramelize the onions. After 20 minutes, if you notice that the onions are steaming rather than turning brown, partially cover the pot to allow the moisture to evaporate and let the onion caramelize. Set aside.

  2. Tear tofu into bite-sized pieces and set aside.


  1. In a bowl, combine mustard, lemon juice, garlic, black pepper, chili flakes and veggie bouillon cubes to make the marinade.

  2. Add in the tofu and mix well, then let it sit for 20-30 minutes

  3. Add a bit of oil to a pan and place marinated tofu. Sear well.

  4. Place all the tofu in the pot of onion. Add the rest of the marinade left over as well as 1/2 cup of water, the bay leaf and scotch bonnet pepper

  5. Partially cover the pot and let the sauce cook for about 15 minutes on medium-low heat

  6. Serve and enjoy

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