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Magic Garlicky Tofu

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Magic Garlicky Tofu

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  • 1 batch tofu (baked)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. black pepper (freshly-ground coarse* )
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 4 Tbsp. butter ( , or vegan butter or oil)
  • 1 red onion (small, finely minced, about 2/3 cup)
  • 2 jalapeños (fresh, or 2 Thai bird chiles, cored and finely minced)
  • 10 garlic cloves (finely minced)
  • sliced green onions
  • toasted sesame seeds
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    Calories190Calories from Fat120
    Total Fat13g20%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat120
    Total Carbohydrate17g6%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    tiki t. a month ago
    fantastic recipe, but the color at the end is not the same as the picture hahaha
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    Vikki Rook 2 months ago
    Very good, easy to prepare and loaded with flavor! Served over brown rice and broccoli…yum!!
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    Lucia 7 months ago
    Fantastic recipe! It makes it to the Top 3 tofu recipes I’ve ever made Definitely add less pepper and jalapeño if giving to kids
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    Taylor 8 months ago
    Used a small amount of jared jalapeno as my partner isn't good wit spicy food, everything was lovely but it was so salty, will make again but with a different type of soy or reducing the salt in the Tofu base recipie. Did look good and served with brown rice and veg helped take some of the saltiness out.
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    Excellent! Tons of flavor. I added steamed broccoli with the tofu at the end and served over brown rice
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    Anna Nugent a year ago
    Finding a good marinated tofu recipe can be hard. This recipe was good, but unless you are used to spice I would hold back a little on the jalapeños. It is a recipe that tastes better with some sides such as stir fry vegetables or some rice. It does not take too long to cook and the ingredients are easy to find at most grocery stores. It is a healthier option and has lots of flavor. Next time I plan on using one jalapeño instead of two.
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    Murdock a year ago
    Love how this turned out. This was my first time making tofu and it was great!
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    Vikki Jones a year ago
    At first I thought it was too garlicky and too saucy! But then I made some veg to go with it… and it was like the title said, “magic”! Wow!! Can’t wait to make it again!!!!!
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    Stafford a year ago
    Wow great flavor. This was really yummy
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    marjolaine martel 2 years ago
    it was good but I would add a little something to the sauce...not sure what yet
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    Joanne Ness 2 years ago
    It was really easy to make and delicious. I added strips of red pepper for some color and a bit of cruch.
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    Priya Patel 2 years ago
    Turned out great! Will be making it in the years to come. Note: substituted jelepenos with ground peppers & used ground garlic instead of chopped. Added julienned green onion & wasabi radish baby greens for garnish. 😋
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    Dillon 2 years ago
    This was so so salty tasting. The garlic powder on garlic powder is probably what killed it... shame it took so long and came out inedible. It looked really good too
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    Fernanda Gonzalez 2 years ago
    Good, I doubled the sauce portions
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    Danielle Elmaleh 2 years ago
    The sauce was delicious but the tofu was very dry,maybe next time i will shorten the cooking time.
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    Rikki Clark 2 years ago
    Added broccoli, asparagus and red pepper and doubled the sauce. It turned out great!
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    Aline Bristol 2 years ago
    This is definitely a repeat request. I’ll be making this again in the future. I roasted some broccoli and mixed it in — served over jasmine rice — delicious!
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    Dawson 2 years ago
    Very yummy. Served it with sesame udon noodles. Definitely could stand to add some veg, but I didn’t have anything on hand. Fairly cries out for some broccoli and carrots. I will heed that call next time around.
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    Carolyn Ward 2 years ago
    Tasty but a little bland. The jalapeno overtook the flavors in the sauce--and I even added sriracha. However, I used less garlic as I only had 5 cloves; more would have helped. Also, I added a bunch of mixed veggies and 2 scrambled eggs for more protein. Tofu took longer than 30 min total and didn't get really brown, but it was nice and crunchy on the outside. I'd make it again with more garlic and try it with broccoli.
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    Antea Singleton 3 years ago
    As it is, not so much. Definitely needs more maple syrup. I ended up doubling it to make it edible.
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    Elizabeth Lall 3 years ago
    This tastes absolutely amazing!! It is super spicy so if you don’t like that, cut back on the black pepper or even increase the maple syrup
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    Cao Minh Huỳnh 3 years ago
    tasty and easy to make
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    H. 4 years ago
    Definitely cut the pepper and up the maple syrup. So easy, quick and tasty.