I love tofu but I've had a hard time amassing a decent collection of yummy tofu recipes. There's the honey-mustard marinated tofu, lemon miso tofu, lemon soy garlic ginger tofu, and the ever tasty Matthew's delicious tofu. I've tried lots of others but these are the only ones I've really loved, as stand alone tofu dishes anyway. But recently I've found a few new tofu recipes that are keepers, like this one. There's a salt and pepper tofu dish at Chinese restaurants that I love, so I was hoping this one would be like that, and while it does have the essential elements of salt, pepper and jalapeno, it's not deep fried. (Though if you check out Erin's, it looks more nice and fried than mine.) The first time I made it, I added the recommended 1 tablespoon salt (I used sea salt) and holy man was it ever salty. But I had high hopes for this recipe so tried it again with 1 teaspoon of salt and it was much better. If you have a favourite tofu recipe please share it in the comments!
My mom's dog (a labradoodle) with Abby.
If this sounds good, you might also like:
Honey-Mustard Marinated Tofu
Lemon Miso Tofu
Lemon Soy Garlic Ginger Tofu
Matthew's Delicious Tofu
Salt & Pepper Tofu
Adapted from fresh365 who adapted from Secrets of the Red Lantern
1 package extra-firm tofu (12-16 oz), drained
1 jalapeño pepper, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 t fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp five-spice powder
2 tbsp olive oil
4 green onions, chopped
With a sharp knife, cut tofu, lengthwise into thirds. Place side-by-side on an absorbent towel and cover with an additional towel. Place a heavy pot on top of the towels (the heavier the better, as you are trying to extract as much water as possible from the tofu) and let sit 20-30 minutes. Cut tofu into 1" cubes.
In a large bowl, combine jalapeño, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper, sugar and five-spice powder. Stir well and add tofu cubes. Toss until tofu cubes are well coated on all sides. In a large skillet, heat oil and add tofu (and spices). Cook on medium-low heat, 8 minutes, turning cubes every 1-2 minutes. Add green onions and cook an additional 2 minutes, until tofu is golden brown.