Recipe: Spicy Tofu Stir Fry


Recipe courtesy of Phoenix Bean Tofu

Jenny made this recipe to close out our Phoenix Bean episode and I can tell you, the results are delicious. It’s her mom’s go-to tofu dish. The mild tofu lets the sweet-spicy sauce shine. Served with steamed rice, this is a healthy, easy-to-make dish that should make your weeknight rotation.

| Ingredients |

  • 10 oz. Phoenix Bean fried extra firm tofu

  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1/4 yellow onion, coarsely chopped

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped into 1-inch pieces

  • 1/2 to 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp hot garlic-chile sauce

  • 1/2 tsp fermented black bean sauce

  • 2 tsp light soy sauce

  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar

  • Cilantro or chopped green onion for garnish

| Preparation | Rinse tofu in water; pat dry. Cut tofu into six cubes per slice.

Heat vegetable oil on medium-high heat. Add onion and red pepper and stir fry 1 minute. Add salt, hot garlic-chile sauce and black bean sauce, light soy sauce and sugar. Stir fry another 3 to 4 minutes or until tofu is warm. Garnish with cilantro and/or onion; serve warm.

NOTE: For a spicier dish, triple the amount of hot garlic chili sauce.

Catherine Neville