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Sweet & Sour Stir-Fry with Sesame Tofu

Recipe By Adapted from Gimme Some Oven blog by Ashlee Redger and Suzanne Klein

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cooking Time

15 Minutes

Recipe By Adapted from Gimme Some Oven blog by Ashlee Redger and Suzanne Klein

A quick and tasty dish with a hint of heat! Serve on rice or noodles for a homemade version of your favorite take-out dish.

Serving Suggestions

Serve on top of rice, lo mein, or rice noodles.

Recipe Notes

*Substitute agave syrup for honey to make this recipe vegan. Use 4 cups frozen stir-fry mix that you have thawed and drained for a quick alternative to chopping fresh vegetables.

Ingredients

For tofu:

1 lbs. extra-firm tofu, cut into cubes

0.5 cups cornstarch

0.5 tsp. Kosher Salt

3 Tbsp. vegetable oil, plus more if needed

For vegetables:

0.33 cups Hot Pepper Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

0.33 cups honey*

3 Tbsp. soy sauce or tamari

2 tsp. sesame oil


2 tsp. cornstarch

2 tsp. water

4 cups chopped or sliced veggies of choice (suggestions: red bell pepper, onion, snow/snap peas, carrots, etc.)*

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil


Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Minced Garlic

    Garlic, native to Central Asia, quickly spread to the Mediterranean and now is cultivated and widely used all around the world. As it’s one of the ...

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  • Toasted Sesame Seeds

    These toasted seeds contain an even nuttier flavor than the untoasted white sesame seeds. Because the toasting process has released their full flav...

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Directions

For tofu: Pat tofu cubes using paper towels to remove as much moisture as possible. Mix together cornstarch and salt and coat dried tofu in the mixture. Heat vegetable oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add coated tofu and brown on all sides until golden, working in batches and adding more oil if needed. Set crispy tofu on a plate lined with paper towels while you prepare the vegetables.

For vegetables: Whisk together Hot Pepper Vinegar Barbecue Sauce, soy sauce/tamari, honey, sesame oil, and garlic. Separately, stir together cornstarch and water to make a slurry. In a medium pan over medium-high heat, add vegetable oil and saute vegetables until barely softened, about 2 to 3 min. Add in sauce mixture and cornstarch slurry and let reduce until sauce has thickened slightly and vegetables are cooked to desired doneness, about 3 to 4 min. Toss in crispy tofu and sprinkle with sesame seeds to garnish.