Thank you Robinsons for sponsoring this recipe!
I am on such a tofu kick at the moment. I can’t believe I ever used to dislike it! It picks up flavours so well, making it the perfect ingredient in this flavour-packed recipe.
This dish is spicy, sweet, fresh, zingy and light but satisfying. A meal ideal for Spring/Summer. It’s also very simple and easy to make!
Serve with noodles, rice or cauliflower rice (for a lower carb option). You can also throw some veggies in there such as red pepper and tenderstem broccoli.
I was inspired to create this recipe after Robinsons sent me some bottles of their new Crushed Lime & Mint Fruit Cordial. They asked me to come up with a dish to compliment these flavours and this tofu dish does just that!
The fresh lime and mint cuts through the spicy, earthiness and subtle sweetness, giving a fresher, zingy flavour. I chose this flavour from their range as I wanted to create something light and suitable for the spring and summer months and these ingredients create such a refreshing aroma that it makes me long for sunnier days (which are hopefully on their way very soon…)
Sweet & Spicy Tofu
Addictive bites of tofu, crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, with a sweet spicy flavour. Perfect served with rice or noodles (or cauliflower rice for a low carb option!)
- 1 lime
- 1 bunch of fresh mint roughly chopped
Add the oil to a large skillet and put on a high heat.
Meanwhile, make sure the excess liquid has been drained from your tofu block and cut into 1 inch cubes.
After a few minutes, test if the oil is hot enough with a piece of tofu. Once it sizzles, it's ready! Add the rest of the tofu (you may need to fry in 2 batches, depending on your pan size) and fry for a few minutes before turning over and frying on the other sides. They should be golden and crispy.
Once cooked, transfer to a plate with some kitchen towel to mop up any excess oil.
Keep the pan on the hob but turn it down to a medium heat. Add the spring onions, garlic, ginger, Sriracha, soy sauce and vinegar. Fry for a couple of minutes.
Return the tofu to the pan and coat with the sauce.
Serve with rice (use cauliflower rice for a low carb diet) or noodles. Scatter fresh chopped mint on top and a squeeze of lemon juice.