Hot and Spicy Tofu

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 14-ounce block extra firm tofu, drained and cut into 1- to 2-inch cubes
  • 1 red onion, thinly julienned
  • 2 bell peppers, thinly julienned
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons tamari
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Preparation

In a large skillet or wok, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the cubed tofu and sauté for 5 to 6 minutes until it begins to brown, stirring occasionally to brown all sides. Add the onion and bell peppers and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes more. Add the garlic and jalapeño and cook another 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the tamari, rice vinegar, brown sugar and red pepper flakes and let simmer for a few more minutes.

Serving Suggestion

Serve on a bed of steaming hot jasmine or japonica rice or alongside sesame-seasoned udon or soba noodles. Add baby salad greens or shredded cabbage and roll in a warmed whole-wheat tortilla for an Asian wrap. Substitute sriracha or gochujang for the crushed red pepper flakes if desired.

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