Yesterday I decided to make Sweet, Sticky & Spicy Tofu. The "recipe" is just something I came up with on a whim by looking at what I had on hand. If I were to do it over again, I'd definitely make a few changes.
First, I would add some fresh ginger,but alas I somehow forgot to buy it at the store. And I would probably add some minced garlic.
Still, the combination of Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, chives and red pepper flakes gave a lot of flavor to the otherwise plain tofu.
1 block of extra firm tofu, pressed, cut into cubes
3 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoons finely chopped chives
1-2 pinches of red pepper flakes
1. Combine Hoisin sauce with soy sauce, chives and red pepper flakes. Add cubed tofu and marinate for at least 20 minutes.
2. Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan and saute cubed tofu until it's golden on all sides. The Hoisin sauce will give the tofu it's sticky and sweet quality; while the red pepper flakes will add some spice.
Yesterday I ate the tofu with some arugula, chickpeas, tomatoes, zucchini ribbons and sesame seeds in a salad. For the dressing I simply drizzled a bit of olive oil and a few squirts of fresh orange juice.