Fragrant Spicy Tofu


Tenina Holder

Posted November 1, 2018 (Last updated January 12, 2022)



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Never say you won’t learn to love tofu! This is completely delicious, crunchy, fragrant, and spicy. It has it all Five star vegetarian, vegan cuisine!


  • Lime icon
    Lime1juice of
  • Shallot icon
  • Ginger icon
    Ginger1 tablespoonpeeled
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili1deseeded, finely sliced
  • Scallion icon
    Scallion6finely sliced
  • Tofu icon
    Tofu200 gfirm, patted dry, cut into 6 cm cubes
  • Soy sauce icon
    Soy sauce80 g
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili1
  • Maple syrup icon
    Maple syrup20 g
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil40 g
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove3
  • Cornflour icon
    Cornflouras needed
  • Sesame seeds icon
    Sesame seeds2 tablespoons
  • Sesame oil icon
    Sesame oilas needed
  • Cilantro icon
    Cilantro7 g
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oilas needed

  • 1. Make the sauce first - add soy sauce, fresh chili, maple syrup and lime juice to the TM bowl
  • 2. Blend with MC on - 20 sec, speed 8
  • 3. Remove from bowl and set aside
  • 4. Without cleaning the bowl, place EVOO, garlic, shallots and ginger into Thermomix bowl
  • 5. Chop with MC on - 3 sec, speed 6
  • 6. Sauté - 5 min, Varoma, speed 1
  • 7. Sdd fresh chili and spring onions and just stir it through by hand
  • 8. Meanwhile, heat a little bit of additional EVOO in a non stick frying pan to a medium heat
  • 9. Carefully dust each piece of tofu with cornflour and dip one side into the sesame seeds
  • 10. Fry the tofu in batches, refreshing the oil as needed
  • 11. When they are all done, return them all to the frying pan with the ginger mixture from the Thermomix bowl
  • 12. Stir to coat with the mixture
  • 13. Serve immdieately with a drizzle of sesame oil and the plenty of sauce and coriander leaves

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