Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sweet and Hot Tofu

The recipe is super easy to make and tastes great (and looks nice, too). Frozen and thawed tofu is key here because it acts like a sponge and soaks up the sauce. I usually throw a package or two of tofu in the freezer when I get home from the grocery store and thaw it when I need it.


INGREDIENTS
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1 1/2 tbsp garlic chili sauce
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp oil
- 1 pkg firm tofu, frozen and thawed
- 1/2 green pepper, large dice
- 1 red pepper, large dice
- 4 scallions, cut into 1/2" sections

METHOD
1. Heat sugar and vinegar in a small saucepan over med-lo heat. Add chili garlic sauce and salt and mix well. Turn off heat.
2. Squeeze water out of tofu and dice. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a wok over med-hi heat. Fry tofu for a few mins, until golden. Remove from wok. Add 1 tbsp of oil and stir fry pepper for 2-3 mins. Add scallions and fry for 1 min. Add tofu and sauce to the pan. Reduce heat and let bubble for a few mins, allowing the sauce to thicken. Serve over rice.