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Sweet and sour tofu

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Xueci Cheng

Associate Food Editor at Kitchen Stories

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“A vegetarian-take on the popular dish that takes only 20 minutes to come together!”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
400 g firm tofu
1 tbsp starch
bell peppers
onion
1 tsp ginger
2 cloves garlic
scallion
2 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp sugar
1½ tbsp rice vinegar
250 ml vegetable broth
sesame oil (for frying)
white sesame seed (for garnish)
rice (cooked, for serving)
salt
pepper
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • paper towels
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • bowl (large)
  • frying pan
  • cooking spoon
  • bowl (small)

Nutrition per serving

Cal
665
Protein
37 g
Fat
32 g
Carb
64 g
  • Step 1/3

    Soak any excess liquid from the tofu with a paper towel. Cut tofu into cubes and add to a bowl. Then add cornstarch and season with salt and pepper. Toss together well to coat the tofu. Chop bell pepper and slice onion. Mince garlic and ginger. Slice scallions into fine rings.
    • 400 g firm tofu
    • 1 tbsp starch
    • bell peppers
    • onion
    • 1 tsp ginger
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • scallion
    • salt
    • pepper
    • paper towels
    • knife
    • cutting board
    • bowl (large)

    Soak any excess liquid from the tofu with a paper towel. Cut tofu into cubes and add to a bowl. Then add cornstarch and season with salt and pepper. Toss together well to coat the tofu. Chop bell pepper and slice onion. Mince garlic and ginger. Slice scallions into fine rings.

  • Step 2/3

    Heat sesame oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry tofu until the bottom is golden brown, without stirring. Then flip and fry until all sides are golden brown. Remove from the pan, and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. In a bowl, mix light soy sauce, tomato paste, sugar,  rice vinegar, and vegetable broth.
    • sesame oil (for frying)
    • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
    • 2 tbsp tomato paste
    • 1 tbsp sugar
    • 1½ tbsp rice vinegar
    • 250 ml vegetable broth
    • frying pan
    • cooking spoon
    • bowl (small)

    Heat sesame oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry tofu until the bottom is golden brown, without stirring. Then flip and fry until all sides are golden brown. Remove from the pan, and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. In a bowl, mix light soy sauce, tomato paste, sugar, rice vinegar, and vegetable broth.

  • Step 3/3

    In the same pan, add more sesame oil. Add garlic and ginger, and fry until fragrant. Add onion and bell pepper, and stir-fry for approx. 1 min. Deglaze with the sweet and sour sauce. Return tofu back to the pan and stir to coat. Bring to a simmer and let cook until the sauce thickens, approx. 3 - 5 min. Garnish with sesame seeds and scallions and serve with rice. Enjoy!
    • white sesame seed (for garnish)
    • rice (cooked, for serving)

    In the same pan, add more sesame oil. Add garlic and ginger, and fry until fragrant. Add onion and bell pepper, and stir-fry for approx. 1 min. Deglaze with the sweet and sour sauce. Return tofu back to the pan and stir to coat. Bring to a simmer and let cook until the sauce thickens, approx. 3 - 5 min. Garnish with sesame seeds and scallions and serve with rice. Enjoy!

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