Meatless Meal: Spicy Sriracha Garlic Tofu
If you’ve never tried tofu, this may be a good recipe to begin. It’s full of flavor, easy to make, and nutritious.
Here are just some of the benefits of the ingredients in this recipe:
Garlic: known to boost the immune system, improve high blood pressure and cholesterol levels and may help the prevention of certain cancers
Vegan butter: a great, dairy-free alternative to traditional butter
Chili peppers: contain vitamins A, B, and E and capsaicin, an antioxidant that protects the cells and helps reduce inflammation
- 2 packages of extra firm tofu
- 1/4 cup vegan butter
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tablespoons raw sugar
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce (a healthier alternative would be Bragg’s Liquid Aminos)
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha
- 1-2 tablespoons water (optional, to thin out sauce to desired thickness)
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Melt butter then add garlic. Saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan and stir until combined. Cook for 5 minutes then turn off heat and set aside.
For the tofu:
Drain water out of tofu blocks in a double layer of paper towels. Cut into 1/2 inch cubes, then season with garlic powder and sea salt.
In a heavy skillet, heat oil. Add tofu chunks in a single layer and cook until crispy and brown. Cook on the other side, then drain tofu on paper towels.
Add cooked tofu to sauce. Serve with rice and broccoli. Enjoy!
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