Sticky Orange Tofu

Written by Liz

I’m Liz, I share recipes and easy substitutes to make plant-based living simple!

August 8, 2021



Sweet & Spicy Orange Tofu

A quick and flavour packed meal which hits all the right notes! Sweet, spicy, vegan and loaded with protein.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Keyword orange tofu, spicy tofu, sweet and spicy tofu, sweet tofu, vegan dinner, vegan main course, vegan recipe, vegan sweet and spicy orange tofu, vegan tofu
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Cost $11


Orange Sauce

  • 2 oranges large
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 cup green beans, chopped
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch, muddled in a splash of water
  • vegetable oil for cooking

Crispy Tofu

  • 600g extra firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked pepper
  • vegetable oil for frying

To serve

  • cooked white rice


Crispy Tofu

  • Dice tofu into large cubes (approx 3cm).
  • In a large bowl, mix cornstarch, garlic powder, salt and cracked pepper.
  • Add tofu to bowl and coat with dry mixture. Use hands to mix well and ensure all cubes are coated evenly.
  • Heat a generous lug of oil in a fry pan over high heat.
  • Add tofu and fry on all sides until golden and crispy.
  • Place cooked tofy onto paper towel to absorb any excess oil and set aside while you prepare the orange sauce.

Orange Sauce

  • Finely grate the oranges skins and reserve the zest.
  • Juice the oranges.
  • Heat a lug of vegetable oil over medium heat.
  • Add onion and cook until translucent, 2-3 minutes.
  • Add garlic, ginger and chilli flakes, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the orange juice, 3/4 of the orange zest, sugar, rice wine vinegar and soy sauce, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
  • Add green beans to sauce and cook for a further 1 minute before adding the cornstarch mix.
  • Once the cornstarch is combined, add the tofu and stir until coated.
  • Serve immediately over white rice. Top with the remaining orange zest.

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