Tofu in sweet orange sauce

For the past month, and basically since we opened our restaurant, I have no time to cook at home. I cook and eat only at ImproV. And the two days that we are closed I eat leftovers, salads or I go out for dinner. So there aren’t really many new things to share. But it’s been a very nice experience. And I will blog about it in the next few days. But right now I want to share with you this fabulous recipe for crispy tofu in sweet orange sauce! You might find it funny but I was craving tofu. And as at the restaurant our only option for a tofu dish is scambled tofu, I was dreaming of crispy tender firm tofu in a sweet sauce over a bed of rice <3. And I made this one with the few ingredients I had on hand. Basically in my fridge, which looks kinda empty and lonely since we opened the restaurant :/

tofu in sweet orange sauce


1 package firm tofu, pressed and drained, cut in triangles
3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp tamari
chopped fresh parsley
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp salt
flour and salt for coating the tofu
2 Tbsp olive oil

In a small plate place a little bit of flour and pinch of salt and toss in the tofu, mixing it around until all sides are coated with the flour/salt mixture. Set aside. Add the olive oil in a cast iron pan and heat over medium high heat. Place tofu in the pan and let it cook until golden. Flip it over and cook the other side until golden as well. Add the sugar, tamari and spices in the orange juice and mix well until the sugar is dissolved. Lower the heat and pour the orange juice mixture over the tofu. Let it cook until the sauce becomes syrupy. Add the parsley, mix and serve with rice. Enjoy!


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