Orange Lacquered Tofu

If you’re looking for a new way to cook tofu, definitely try this recipe. The glaze is amazingly tangy and sweet. This tofu is great served as a main dish with greens or tossed with noodles or rice … or just by itself as a snack! I didn’t notice a distinct “orange” flavor, so I might add more orange juice, or even a little orange zest, next time.

Orange Lacquered Tofu (from Vegetarian Times magazine)

  • 1/4 c. low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 tsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. dark sesame oil
  • 1 (14 oz.) package extra firm tofu, drained well and cut crosswise into 8 1/2″ thick slices

1. Combine tamari, orange juice, syrup, and sesame oil in medium bowl; whisk to blend. Season to taste with pinch of freshly ground black pepper (or cayenne, for a little more bite).

2. Spray large cast-iron or nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add tofu and cook, without disturbing, about 7 minutes, until crisp and golden.Turn over and cook about 5 minutes, or until crisp and golden.

3. Pour in tamari mixture, and shake pan back and forth to coat the tofu. Reduce heat to medium; cook 2-3 minutes, until sauce is syrupy and tofu is glazed (sauce will get sticky if cooked longer). Serve hot or at room temperature.


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