Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Tofu

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Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Tofu

Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Tofu. The crispy tofu, the heat of Sriracha, and the sweet agave sauciness make one fine combination. 
My Notes:
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Meal Type: Appetizer, dinner
Special: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Seasonal (Cold Weather), Vegan Meat
Tool: Stove
Ingredient: Rice, Tofu
Servings: 4
Calories: 259kcal
Ingredients
For the tofu:
  • 1 12oz block(s) extra-firm tofu drained and pressed (see step 1), cubed
  • 1/3 cup(s) cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoon(s) light oil (such as canola or vegetable) for frying
For the sweet & spicy sauce:
  • 1 cup(s) water
  • 1/4 cup(s) soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup(s) white sugar
  • 1 - 3 tablespoon(s) Sriracha (depending on your spice preference)
  • 2 tablespoon(s) agave
  • 3 clove(s) garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoon(s) water
Instructions
  • To press the tofu: Prepare the tofu by draining it, and then pressing it for 15 minutes to 1 hour. For pressing instructions, check out this video . Pressing the tofu squeezes excess water out so that the tofu can suck up more of the marinade and become chewier.
  • To make the tofu: add the tofu to a medium bowl with the cornstarch. Toss well to coat, and shake off excess.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the tofu cubes until all sides are browned. About 4 minutes each side. Drain tofu on paper towel to get rid of excess oil.
  • To make the Sriracha sauce: in a small saucepan, 1 cup water, soy sauce, sugar, sriracha, agave, and garlic, then bring to a boil. In a small bowl or glass, mix the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water together. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the sauce and whisk well. Continue to cook another minute or two until the sauce thickens.
  • Toss the sauce with the tofu and serve over a bed of rice or other grain if desired.
Nutrition
Serving: 1serving (recipe makes 4 servings) | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1213mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg
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