This Asian flavored Sweet and Spicy Tofu is made with easily available ingredients. Its easy, quick and pleasing to the taste buds of all ages. Its a 30 minutes one pot family meal.
Its TOFU………my favorite……can’t get my hands off when I see tofu on my table.
It’s next to impossible to maintain portion control logic. I love tofu cooked in Asian flavors and served with colorful vegetables over brown rice.
This is one time when I just let go my health guide out of my mind and simply eat big servings.
I always over eat Asian tofu dishes. However, next day I work hard on the treadmill just to feel good about my guilty indulgence.
The tinge of sweetness mixed with mild spices is my favorite combination. Its my comfort food too or you can say I have a weakness for Asian tofu dishes especially with sweet and spicy flavors.
So I came up with Sweet and Spicy Tofu to satisfy my greedy taste buds.
How to make Sweet and Spicy Tofu
Firstly, pressed and drained tofu extremely well so that it hardens and dries up, which enhances the taste and texture of tofu.
Then, I heated some sesame oil in a wok and added more sesame seeds (because I love lots of them 🙂 )
Next, I cooked tofu pieces in it until golden brown.
Thereafter, I tossed in vegetables in the order mentioned in the ingredients and sauteed for a minute.
Then comes the my favorite flavoring part. This is the best part because the various aromas at different stages fills my kitchen with lots of love and satisfaction to my inner self of foodie. 🙂
In the next step, I added dried garlic, soy sauce, red wine vinegar (the subtle tangy flavor of this vinegar brings so much life to any dish so I would recommend to use red wine vinegar and don’t substitute this with any other vinegar).
Later, I added maple syrup brought little sweetness to the entrée along with a beautiful glaze, cayenne pepper powder brought the right spiciness that I was longing for and lastly with little water the thick gravy was created.
In less than 30 minutes beautiful and well-seasoned Sweet and Spicy Tofu was ready to be served.
Who said that we need to wait for the weekend to eat a luscious and delightful dinner?
Now, with this entree make your week nights tasteful and healthful. Enjoy!!!
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Sweet and Spicy Tofu
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp white sesame seeds
- 1 14 oz extra firm pack tofu (pressed,drained, chopped)
- 1 cup roughly chopped red onion
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper (squared into 1/4 inch)
- 1/2 cup green bell pepper (squared into 1/4 inch)
- 1 tsp dried garlic
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 3 tsp maple syrup
- 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper powder
- 1 cup water
- Salt as per taste
- Heat oil in a wok and add sesame seeds.
- When the seeds start to crackle add tofu and cook until light golden in color.
- Add onion, red and green bell peppers. Mix and cook for 1 minutes.
- Add rest of the ingredients and cook uncovered for 5-7 minutes.
- Serve warm over brown rice and enjoy.