Chili-Lime Pan Fried Tofu

Chili-Lime Pan Fried Tofu
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 150.3
  • Total Fat: 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 259.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 8.0 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 block extra firm tofu, cut into 1/2" cubes
    2 tbsp sesame oil

    1/4 cup lime juice
    1/4 cup chili sauce (see note)
    2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tbsp grated ginger root
    1 tbsp sesame seeds (black, if available)


* For the chili sauce, get the "Shanghai Express" sauce from Sola Foods ( YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! One of my best ever farmers market finds.


1. Press tofu, covered in a towel on both sides for 15 minutes each (I use a cast iron pan topped with a few cans of beans for the necessary weight). Cut into 1/2" cubes and set aside.

2. In a medium Tupperware bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the sauce. Add tofu, cover and shake until thoroughly coated in the marinade.

3. Marinate in fridge for as short as 45 minutes, but can be left for up to 2 days.

1. Heat sesame oil in a fry pan or wok until very hot.
2. Pour tofu and marinade into the hot pan and pan fry until all the liquid is absorbed and the tofu turns golden brown.

Serve on its own, or in a stir fry with other vegetables, brown rice, or noodles.

Serving Size: Makes 4 3.5oz servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SMITHWELLETTE.

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