Thanks to Run Beans Run for hosting the BSI recipe contest this week! I was glad she chose tofu because I already had some in the fridge! I had been tossing around an idea about making orange chicken but subbing in tofu. I didn’t have any honey, so I decided to use a tablespoon of my red pepper jelly – it worked!
Let’s face it – if you have a meat eating husband like I do, it’s really hard to pass of tofu or quinoa meatballs! That is why I made this dish for one person!
Red Pepper Jelly Glazed Tofu for One!
|1||tablespoon pepper jelly|
|1/4||cup orange juice|
|1||teaspoon cider vinegar|
|1||teaspoon soy sauce|
|1/2||teaspoon curry powder|
|1/2||teaspoon of Tabasco|
|1 1/2||teaspoons water|
- Dice the tofu and stir fry over medium heat until browned on both sides.
- In another pot, add pepper jelly, orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, curry powder and Tabasco and stir over medium high heat until thickened – about 8 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and add to mixture and stir well. Pour over tofu and mix until combined.
- Serve over white or brown rice.
Not to pat myself too hard on the back but this was AMAZING! Everyone knows I love spicy, but it has to be FLAVORFUL spicy, not just knock my socks off spicy. This one fit the bill – spicy, slightly sweet from the pepper jelly, and then the cut of the acid in the orange juice – I could have rounded out the meal by adding fresh broccoli, but it got freezer burned.
Without the rice, this comes in at: – it gets an A-!
Come back tomorrow for our recap of our chili cookoff and my first attempt at homemade spinach fettucine – this one is a keeper!!