Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pan Fried Tofu with Plum Glaze

Vegan Mom and I were in the mood for mashed potatoes tonight. A simple tofu recipe seemed like the perfect accompaniment. Recently, my local Sobey's started carrying this awesome organic tofu made by Sol Cuisine (a Canadian company from Mississauga). It has the best taste and texture of any tofu I have tried, so try some if you can get it at your local grocery store. The sauce is based on a pork recipe I saw online which called for balsamic vinegar. I improvised when I discovered that I had none on hand.

- 1 pkg extra firm tofu, cut into triangles
- oil
- 1/2 cup plum sauce
- 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp Tobasco sauce (or to taste)

1. Put tofu in a non-stick frying pan and place over medium heat. Once tofu starts to sizzle, cook on each side for 2-3 mins, until lightly browned. Add a splash of oil to the pan and increase heat to med-hi. Toss tofu to coat in oil, and fry each side until golden brown.
2. While tofu is frying, whisk sauces and vinegar together. Add to pan and toss with tofu. Let sauce bubble and reduce.
3. Serve tofu topped with sauce.


deleilan said...

Hi Vegan Dad,
I recently saw some Sol Cuisine tofu at the local Loblaws, but I was hesitant to buy some in case it didn't measure up to my beloved La Soyarie tofu. Thanks for the recommendation, I'll give it a try!

DJ Karma said...

I wish I had access to that tofu, sounds delicious!

Eating Consciously said...

I have never used plum sauce before, but this looks really good :)

bill said...

Hey Vegan Dad! Sol Cuisine also makes soy yogurt, which I've found at a couple of health food stores here in Montreal. Like their tofu, it is excellent! The texture is a bit thinner than regular yogurt, but I like the taste a lot.

By the way, I am a big fan of your blog. I have been lurking around reading your posts for ages now. :)

T said...

Oooh that sounds and looks luscious! I love plum sauce.

Anonymous said...

I made this tonight for my family. Had to leave the Hoisen out as I discovered I was out, but it turned out great! It had the right amount of heat and was enjoyed by all. I served it will rice and spring rolls.

Summer Fae said...

Yummy!! That looks great!

I Am Gluten Free said...

This sounds great! I wonder what else I can use in place of the Plum Sauce. I don't know if it's gluten free (I have to be super careful) plus I don't know where to buy that brand so I'd love to find a replacer. Do you think Sweet Chili Sauce might work in its' place?


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