By Jeannette Ordas of Everybody likes Sandwiches
What's that sticky, sweet, almost-day-glo stuff all over my tofu? I call it delicious. If you crave those sweet and sour and spicy glazed dishes from your local non-authentic Chinese take-out restaurant, then this friends, is for you!
This dinner has no MSG or questionable ingredients. In fact, it's really easy to make. File this meal under Stupid Easy Dinners because it's a cinch. You slice up some tofu, press it if you buy the unpressed kind, then fry it up. Turn off the heat and then whisk together a simple glaze.
The glaze made up of marmalade, soy sauce and sriracha is the best part. Just mix and pour. It's stupid easy! The original recipe adds in some lemon juice, but I give a squeeze of lime once the glaze hits the pan. Personal choice!
Obviously, this isn't health food, but it's a great quick meal. I served it with some broccoli and millet and it really hit the spot after a busy day.
Hot and Sweet Marmalade Glazed Tofu
(recipe adapted from Veggie Belly)
1 pkg of extra firm, pressed tofu
1/2 tablespoon oil
4 tablespoons marmalade
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sriracha or your favourite hot sauce
Slice tofu in half and then slice into triangles - thinner tofu works best. Add oil into a large, heavy skillet and heat over medium-high. Place tofu in a single layer and fry until golden, flip and reduce heat. When the other side is browned, turn off heat, but keep tofu in the pan.
Mix together glaze in a small bowl and pour over tofu in the turned off, but still hot pan. Squeeze over some lime juice and stir everything together until the tofu is evenly coated and the sauce is bubbling, but not burning. I like using my heavy cast iron skillet because it holds in the heat well even once the stove is off. If you are using a lighter pan, you might have to turn the stove back on to heat the sauce a little bit. Serve with your favourite grain and vegetable. Done!