Hot and Spicy Tofu

Hot and Spicy Tofu


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About this recipe: Tofu, red capsicum, red onion and chillies, all quickly stir-fried in a sweet and sour sauce. If you like milder dishes, decrease the amount of crushed chillies or omit them altogether.


Serves: 4 

  • 3 tablespoons (60ml) peanut oil
  • 400g firm tofu, cubed
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 red capsicum, sliced
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/3 cup (85ml) hot water
  • 3 tablespoons (60ml) white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons (60ml) soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red chilli flakes (optional)

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:22min 

  1. Heat a wok or large frying pan until hot. Pour in oil and toss in the tofu, stir fry until browned on all sides. Once browned, toss in onion, red pepper, chilli and garlic; stir fry until just tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the hot water, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornflour and optional crushed chillies.
  3. Pour over tofu and vegetables, stir fry gently over low heat for 3 to 5 minutes, or until sauce thickens slightly.

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me and my girlfriend made this, we added noodles to the recipe. it was pretty easy to make. but the end result wasnt very good don't get me wrong, it was edible. but there are much better things out there. but it was fun making and eating it! we snuck the food into the movie theater and ate during the movie - 25 Jul 2013

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