Spicy Garlic Soy Tofu

  • prep time4 min
  • total time 10 min
  • serves 2

This vegan dish doubles as a crowd-pleasing weeknight dinner or a quick and easy appetizer when unexpected guests arrive.

Courtesy of Suganya Hariharan, relishthebite.com, Montreal

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Directions for: Spicy Garlic Soy Tofu


8 - 10 dry red chilies

1 piece 2-inch (5 cm) ginger

1 Tbsp (15 mL) white sesame seeds

1 tsp (5 mL) salt

7 - 8 cloves garlic, skin on

2 Tbsp (30 mL) sesame oil

2 tsp (10 mL) soy sauce

1 tsp (5 mL) pepper powder

1 lb(s) (450 g) extra-firm tofu, in bite-sized cubes

Green onions, chopped


1. Place the chilies, ginger, sesame seeds, salt and garlic in blender and pulse 3 or 4 times, or until coarse paste forms.

2. Heat oil in frying pan over medium-low heat; add spice paste. Fry for 30 seconds. Add soy sauce, pepper powder and tofu cubes.

3. Toss well to coat, cooking for about 2 minutes or until tofu turns slightly golden and crispy.

4. Garnish with chopped green onions.

See more: Great Canadian Cookbook, Tofu/Soy, Vegan, Vegetables, Quick and Easy, GCC vegetarian


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