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Add Some Flavor (and a Hint of Heat) to Your Memorial Day Weekend With This Quick + Tasty Dish

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.


Servings: 4

Time: 15 minutes active prep; 15 minutes cook time

Nutrition: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Vegan, Vegetarian


For Tofu:

    • 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

For Vegetables:



For tofu: 

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.

For 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.