We both know tofu gets a bad reputation from non-vegans. However, this crispy, sweet and spicy tofu recipe is better than any takeout and is easy enough to make. With the perfect amount of crisp, sweetness, and spice! Pairs well over a bowl of steamed veggies and rice, or just by itself.
I’m not going to lie, i’ve never been a fan of tofu. Every time I have had tofu in a restaurant, it was always the kind that was flavorless and had a wiggly and slimy texture to it. Afraid of tofu, I avoided it at every cost.
For this recipe, I recommend using extra firm tofu, and always make sure it is organic tofu. You will want to get yourself a good tofu press. I didn’t have one for along time and would just let the tofu sit and drain on a towel or a stack paper towls which was incredibly messy. I should have just bought one sooner.
Easily one of my favorite dishes, it’s both satisfyingly delicious and my husband actually loves it! To my surprise, he asked me if I could make him a bowl of crispy tofu the other night. Ummm what did he just say???
What is Tofu? Tofu is a soy-based food that’s made from curdling soy milk, it’s then formed into a solid block. It’s a good source of plant-based protein. Being that soy is one of the most genetically modified foods (GMO) you should try and stick to organic tofu when possible.
How To Make Sweet And Spicy Crispy TofuPrint Recipe
Sweet & Spicy Crispy Tofu
- Tofu Press
- Olive Oil
- 1 Block Organic Extra Firm Tofu
- 3 Tbsp Sriracha Sauce
- 3 Tbsp Honey or Agave
- Broccoli Florets Steamed
- Diced Green Onions
- Sesame Seeds For Topping Optional
- Sliced Avocado Optional
- Drain your block of tofu in your tofu press until most of the liquid is out, I usually let mine drain overnight unless i’m hungry and need it asap, I will just do the best I can with getting all the liquid out quickly.Cut your tofu into small blocksToss your tofu blocks in a bowl of cornstarch until every block is lightly coatedCoat your skillet in olive oil and get your skillet nice and hot (somewhere between medium-high heatPour your lightly coated tofu into the skillet and be sure to spread out all pieces so each one is touching the skillet, cook for a but then toss around to get all sides nice and crispyAdd in your sweet and spicy honey/agave sriracha sauce until your crispy tofu is fully coveredPoor over a bowl of rice and broccoli (or any veggies your prefer)Sprinkle cut up green onion over the bowlYou can also add sesame seeds and avocado slices if you preferServe and enjoy!