I wanted to come up with a marinade for some tofu that I had in the fridge, and this one turned out really well. The combination of sweet and spicy is great with the tofu, and we loved the way the tofu caramelized around the edges. I served this over brown rice, and it made a nice, easy and healthy meal.
Sweet and Spicy Marinated Tofu
1 package extra firm tofu
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 T honey
1 t chili garlic sauce
2 T rice vinegar
2 T vegetable oil, plus more for frying
cilantro, chopped, for garnish
peanuts, chopped, for garnish
Slice tofu into 8 pieces, and then cut each piece in half so you end up with 16 squares. Whisk ingredients (through vegetable oil) together and pour half into the bottom of a container (I use a long rectangular tupperware) to marinate. Add the sliced tofu, and pour the rest of the marinade on top. Let marinate for an hour (or as long as you can).
Heat some vegetable oil in a large, nonstick skillet. Add the tofu slices, reserving the remaining marinade. Fry tofu on both sides until golden. Add the rest of the marinade to the pan and let it reduce. Serve tofu over rice and sprinkle with chopped cilantro and peanuts.
Big Flavors Rating: 4 Stars
Labels: asian, chili, cilantro, covelli, easy, garlic, honey, marinade, peanut, soy sauce, tofu, vegan, vegetarian, vinegar