Spicy Pan-Fried Tofu
Prep time 10mins
Cook time 10mins
Serves or Makes: 1-2 servings

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  • 14 ounces firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup San-J Umami Tamari Splash
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil
  • Chopped scallions, for serving
  • Sesame seeds, for serving


  • Step 1

    Pat dry tofu with paper towel then slice tofu into ½” strips.

  • Step 2

    Heat a skillet on medium high heat. Once hot, add oil and tofu strips. Pan fry tofu on both sides until golden brown, about 5-6 mins.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, in a bowl combine the sauce ingredients: Tamari Splash, garlic, water, sesame oil, pepper flakes, ginger powder and black pepper. Stir well and set aside.

  • Step 4

    Once tofu is golden brown, lower heat and add sauce into the pan. Simmer for about 3-4 mins or until the sauce has absorbed. Garnish with scallion and sesame seeds. Serve hot with rice.