* 900 grams / 2 pounds tofu, sliced 7 millimeters / 1/4 inch thick * 1/8 cup oil for frying * 1 medium onion, minced * 3 cloves garlic * 1 medium capsicum, minced * 2 stalks celery, minced * 1 teaspoon salt * 3/4 teaspoon file * 1/4 teaspoon cayenne * 2 bay leaves * 6 medium tomatoes, diced * 1/3 cup water * 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced * 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
Pan fry the tofu in half the oil until golden. Set aside.
Saute onion, garlic, capsicum, celery and spices in the remaining oil. Stir well, lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and water and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the tofu, lemon, parsley and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring carefully.
Serve over hot rice.