Sweet and Spicy Tofu

Good morning everyone,

Our family eats quite a bit of tofu, which can be really tasty if it’s handled well.  This is a pressed tofu in a sweet and medium-spicy tofu.  Feel free to up the heat or turn it down a notch, as you like it.

Sweet and Spicy Tofu

1 block firm tofu, drained and pressed for 15-30 mins
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon oil for frying (more if needed)

Sauce:

1 cup water
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons Sriracha, or to taste
2 tablespoons honey
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed in 2 tablespoons water

Cut the tofu into cubes.   Put these in a medium bowl with the cornstarch.  Toss well to coat.

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the tofu cubes until all sides are browned. About 4 minutes each side. Drain tofu on paper towel.

For the sauce:  in a small saucepan, add the water, soy sauce, sugar, sriracha, honey, and garlic, then bring to a boil. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the sauce and whisk well. Continue to cook another minute or two until the sauce thickens.

Toss the sauce with the tofu and serve over a bed of rice or noodles.

Until next time,
Peace and love,
Himmat

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