Sweet and Spicy Tofu with Broccoli (V)


Serves 4


  • 1 16-ounce block of super-firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, peeled and grated
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • Neutral oil, for cooking
  • 1 medium head of broccoli
  • 1 small white onion
  • Big pinch of fine sea salt
  • A few twists of black pepper
  • ⅓ cup Thai & True Sweet Hot Chili Sauce
  • Cooked jasmine rice, for serving
  • Sesame seeds, for serving


  1. Drain the block of tofu and place it between two absorbent towels. Set a heavy pan on top of the tofu and let it sit for 15 minutes to press the water out.
  2. Meanwhile, grate the ginger and garlic into a large bowl. Add the low-sodium soy sauce and toasted sesame oil and stir to combine. 
  3. Unwrap the tofu and slice it into 1-inch cubes. Add the tofu to the bowl with the soy sauce mixture and gently toss the tofu so each piece is coated.
  4. Add a drizzle of oil to a large skillet, just enough to lightly coat the bottom. Turn the heat to medium-high. When the oil is hot, add the tofu pieces in a single layer, leaving excess marinade in the bowl. Cook the tofu for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, until golden brown and lightly crisp. 
  5. Meanwhile, chop the broccoli head and stem into bite-sized pieces. Cut the onion into 1-inch squares. Transfer the chopped veggies to the bowl with the leftover soy-sauce ginger mixture and stir. 
  6. When it’s done, remove the tofu from the pan and set it aside on a plate. Pour the broccoli and onion into the hot skillet along with any remaining marinade and sauté for 5 minutes, until the broccoli is bright green and the onion is tender. Season the veggies with salt and black pepper.
  7. Add the tofu back to the skillet and drizzle everything with Thai & True Sweet Hot Chili Sauce. Remove the pan from heat and stir to combine the tofu and veggies in the sauce.
  8. Serve the Sweet and Spicy Tofu with Broccoli over cooked jasmine rice and sprinkle with sesame seeds.