This pan fried sesame tofu with sweet lime dressing will definitely bring a sweet and slightly heated flavor to dinner. Quick and simple to make; enjoyed with rice and veggies.
All simple ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry.
We really enjoy this recipe; seeing it all come together in under 30 minutes. The smell of citrus, sweet and spicy notes as it’s simmering. And the unexpected sweet and zingy flavors really complimented each well. Give this sweet lime tofu a try and be sure to let us know what you think.
- Limes - great tangy flavor
- Maple syrup - for a smoky sweetness
- Sriracha - gives it a little heat
- Cornstarch - helps give the tofu a crispy texture and golden caramel color
- Sesame Seeds
Drain and dry tofu. Cut into cubes.
Add ½ tablespoon cornstarch to 1 tablespoons of water to make a slurry. Whisk well and set aside.
In a large resealable plastic zip lock bag add salt and 1 heaping tablespoon of cornstarch. Add tofu and shake until evenly coated.
In a bowl, mix all ingredients for glaze (do not add cornstarch slurry yet).
In a pan heat 1 ½ tbsp. of oil and fry tofu until crisp.
Remove fried tofu, set aside and saute onions and bell peppers for about 3 to 4 minutes until they begin to caramelize.
Add glaze sauce to pan (do not add cornstarch water mix yet).
Cook sauce until it begins to boil, lower heat and add cornstarch mixture and let simmer for 1 minute until it begins to thicken.
Once the glaze is added all the ingredients really come through.
Serve over rice.
Sweet Lime Sesame Tofu
- 1 packages Tofu,extra firm cubed
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch heaping
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup bell pepper diced
- 1 onion diced
- 2 tablespoon canola oil for frying
- 3 ½ tablespoons Maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons tamari sauce (or if not on gluten-free diet soy sauce)
- 3 tablespoons Lime juice
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ½ tablespoon Corn starch diluted into 1 tbsp. water
- 2 cups Brown Jasmine Rice
- Drain and dry tofu. Cut into cubes.1 packages Tofu,extra firm
- Add ½ tablespoon cornstarch to 1 tablespoons of water to make a slurry. Whisk well and set aside.½ tablespoon Corn starch
- In a large resealable plastic zip lock bag add salt and 1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch. Add tofu and shake until evenly coated.1 tablespoon cornstarch, ½ teaspoon salt
- In a bowl, mix all ingredients for glaze (do not add cornstarch slurry yet)2 tablespoons tamari sauce (or if not on gluten-free diet soy sauce), 3 tablespoons Lime juice, 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce, 2 cloves garlic, 3 ½ tablespoons Maple syrup
- In a pan heat 1 ½ tbsp. of oil and fry tofu cube until crisp2 tablespoon canola oil, 1 packages Tofu,extra firm
- Remove tofu and saute onions and bell peppers1 onion, ½ cup bell pepper
- Add glaze sauce (do not add cornstarch water mix)
- Cook sauce to a boil, lower heat add cornstarch slurry mixture and let simmer for 1 minute
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This recipe looks awesome. I am a big fan of tofu and many of the other ingredients. I haven't used Sriracha sauce before, but I might try either sweet chilli sauce and some garlic, or Sambal Oelek. Do you think they would work ok?
Pippa from http://www.eco-pippa.com
Thanks! Yeah, sweet chilli sauce and even sambal oelek would be perfect substitutions for sriracha. Go for it! and let us know how it turns out.
Fantastic recipe. I was looking for a recipe to use up some extra limes that I had and I am so glad I found this. Quick and easy to put together and the sauce was delicious. The flavor combo totally worked.
Yay! So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Marianne. Thanks so much for the wonderful review!
Nice! I just made this recipe and it came out way better than i thought it would. I'm trying to make a bunch of different tofu recipes. Can I substitute lime with lemon or maybe orange? Will it taste like an orange glaze sauce if I do?
Nija Clark | The Vgn Way
So happy you enjoyed and you are definitely right; the lime and lemon have a very similar taste, the orange definitely gives a more asian orange dish kinda taste. We love the lime but will use whatever citrus we have on hand. What other type of tofu recipes are you looking for ?