Seared Tofu with Sweet Chili Sauce and Broccoli

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Seared Tofu with Sweet Chili Sauce and Broccoli Recipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Sweet chili sauce has less heat than Sriracha. A bit of sugar balances its vinegar punch. Find it in the international aisle.

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup tofu, 1/3 cup broccoli mixture, and 2 tbsp. sauce)


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1 (14-oz.) pkg. extra-firm tofu, drained
5 tablespoons sweet chili sauce (such as Mae Ploy)
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons grated peeled ginger
2 garlic cloves, grated
2 heads baby bok choy, quartered lengthwise
2 cups broccoli florets
2 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 1/2 tablespoons dark sesame oil, divided
1 cup vertically sliced red onion
2 tablespoons chopped roasted, unsalted peanuts
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


1. Cut tofu in half horizontally; place halves on a paper towel-lined plate. Top with more paper towels and a plate; let stand 15 minutes. Cut tofu into 3/4-inch cubes.

2. Combine chili sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic in a bowl.

3. Fill a large Dutch oven with water to a depth of 3 inches; bring to a boil. Place a steamer basket in pan. Add bok choy and broccoli to basket; cover and steam 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.

4. Combine flour and cornstarch in a bowl. Dredge tofu in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl. Add half of tofu to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned on all sides. Remove cooked tofu from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining tofu and 1 tablespoon oil. Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and onion to pan; cook 4 minutes. Return tofu to pan; cook 1 minute.

5. Divide broccoli mixture and tofu among 4 plates. Top evenly with chili sauce mixture, peanuts, cilantro, and sesame seeds.

Created date

May 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 378
Fat 18.8 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 6.4 g
Polyfat 8.7 g
Protein 15 g
Carbohydrate 40 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 570 mg
Calcium 108 mg
Sugars 4 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g