Monday, August 13, 2012

Marinated Tofu with Mixed Veggies

This recipe goes to show what you can do with a block of tofu! :) Tofu is marinated to perfection and is accompanied with a variety of stir-fried vegetables. Leaving your mouth watering and belly satisfied. Enjoy!


  • 1 lb extra firm tofu 
Tofu marinade:
  • 5 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 5 tbsp Trader Joe's Island Soyaki
  • 5 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 3/4 tsp Sriracha Hot Sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves - minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small lemon - squeezed
Mixed Veggies:
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, or as needed
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced 
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 thin slices fresh ginger 
  • 3 jalapenos, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, peeled, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp seseme seeds
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  1. Drain the Tofu.
  2. Prepare the marinade combing all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisking together. Cover and refrigerate / set aside. 
  3. Cut the drained tofu into triangles about 1/2 inch thick and dry fry. (Place on a dry skillet, over med-high-high heat, flipping until the moisture is out and is dry and fried.) 
  4. Pour marinade over the tofu in a large ziplock plastic bag. Refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally to coat the tofu.  
  5. Next day, prepare the mixed veggies for stir-frying. 
  6. Preheat a wok on med-high heat. Add oil, add ginger, onion, garlic and cook for a minute until fragrant. Add the bell pepper, jalapenos, adding water or rice wine if it gets dry. 
  7. Add the tofu and marinade and heat throughout. Add the sesame seeds and tomatoes.