Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and one of the best ways to celebrate is with good company (within safe distances) and good food. For this week’s #FoodieFriday we’re trying out a new recipe courtesy of Savory Spice Shop. A homemade version of your favorite take-out dish (but with an extra kick) here’s how you can make Sweet & Sour Stir-Fry with Sesame Tofu at home.
Click below to watch a how-to video (featuring our new favorite kitchen accessories from Room & Board),or follow the steps below.
SWEET & SOUR STIR-FRY WITH SESAME TOFU
Time: 15 minutes active prep; 15 minutes cook time
Nutrition: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
- 1 lb. extra-firm tofu, cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
- 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil, plus more if needed
- 1/3 cup Hot Pepper Vinegar Barbecue Sauce
- 1/3 cup honey*
- 3 Tbsp. soy sauce or tamari
- 2 tsp. sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp. Minced Garlic (or 2 fresh cloves, minced)
- 2 tsp. cornstarch
- 2 tsp. water
- 4 cups chopped or sliced veggies of choice (suggestions: red bell pepper, onion, snow/snap peas, carrots, etc.)*
- 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 to 2 tsp. Toasted Sesame Seeds
Pat tofu cubes using paper towels to remove as much moisture as possible. Mix together cornstarch and salt and coat dried tofu in the mixture. Heat vegetable oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add coated tofu and brown on all sides until golden, working in batches and adding more oil if needed. Set crispy tofu on a plate lined with paper towels while you prepare the vegetables.
Whisk together Hot Pepper Vinegar Barbecue Sauce, soy sauce/tamari, honey, sesame oil, and garlic. Separately, stir together cornstarch and water to make a slurry. In a medium pan over medium-high heat, add vegetable oil and sauté vegetables until barely softened, about 2 – 3 minutes. Add in sauce mixture and cornstarch slurry and let reduce until sauce has thickened slightly and vegetables are cooked to desired doneness, about 3 to 4 min. Toss in crispy tofu and sprinkle with sesame seeds to garnish.