I have been incredibly impressed with How It All Vegan and The Garden of Vegan cookbooks. (I still need to get La Dolce Vegan.) The recipes are usually really simple - too simple to taste as good as they often do. I was looking for something easy to make so decided on "Matthew's Delicious Tofu" not expecting anything out of the ordinary, but it was SO GOOD! Without a doubt one of the best tofu experiences - crispy/hard on the outside, really great flavour, slightly sweet. And of course it was really easy to make. Basically tofu magic.
Matthew's Delicious Tofu
Adapted from The Garden of Vegan
2-3 servings (with rice)
1 lb medium firm tofu, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
1/4 tsp chili flakes
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup dry roasted almonds, chopped (optional)
In a medium saucepan on medium-high heat, saute the tofu in oil until browned. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the garlic, ginger, and chili. Saute for 5 minutes. Add the maple syrup, soy sauce, and lemon juice. Cover and cook until the liquid has evaporated. Garnish with almonds if desired.