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
10 ounce tofu
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon of Tabasco
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons water


  1. Dice the tofu and stir fry over medium heat until browned on both sides.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove from heat. Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and add to mixture and stir well. Pour over tofu and mix until combined.
  4. Serve over white or brown rice.
I didn't have orange juice, so I squeezed the juice out of an orange = 1/4 cup
I browned the diced tofu on high heat to get a nice crunchy edge
I reduced the sauce while the tofu was cooking - BE CAREFUL - this is spicy and when hot if you lean over you can choke yourself
pour half of sauce on tofu and mix until the sauce gets incorporated into the tofu
be sure to drizzle the remaining sauce over the 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-!

I have a feeling my vegetarian friends will love this!  Marisa, Val,  or Melinda – let me know what you think of this recipe!

Come back tomorrow for our recap of our chili cookoff and my first attempt at homemade spinach fettucine – this one is a keeper!!