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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…)
Robinsons Fruit Cordials: Designed for adults!
I remember drinking Robinsons squash a lot as a child and am thrilled to find out they now have ranges specifically designed for adults. Robinsons Fruit Cordial range was created with adult taste buds in mind and feature flavour combinations more suited to a grown up palette such as Pressed Pear and Elderflower, Crushed Lime and Mint, and Rhubarb, Raspberry and Orange Blossom. They also come in beautiful glass bottles!
These new cordials are made with real fruit juice and are free from artificial colours and flavourings. I just love these new flavours and especially enjoyed the elderflower flavour <3 Find out more here.
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.