Lemon Tofu - Episode 157

Lemon Tofu

My Lemon Tofu recipe was inspired by Sweet and Sour Chicken. A while back I made a pretty tasty sweet and sour chicken recipe, and I was in the mood for that "sweet and sour" taste again. I opened the refrigerator to see what I had on hand and my creative juices started flowing. Luckily, I was able to pull enough ingredients together without having to make a trip to the grocery store to make this awesome Lemon Tofu recipe. Honestly, it is a fairly simple recipe, which is why I was surprised at how wonderful it turned out. The flavor profile was amazing. A little salty, a little spicy, sweet, and sour. It had all the hall marks of a great recipe. The tofu was extra crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, a trick achieved by lightly coating your tofu in corn starch just before deep frying it. 

While this Lemon Tofu recipe was a "throw together", it will certainly have a permanent spot in my regular recipe rotation. Sometimes experimenting in the kitchen can be a disaster, but this time, it was a complete victory. If you're looking for a vegan friendly recipe that is packed full of flavor and will fill you up, then this Lemon Tofu recipe is going to be right up your alley. If you do make it, please remember to take a picture and share it below in the comments section for everyone to see. 

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Serving Info

Prep. time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 people

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Ingredients

Tofu Mix
1 box firm tofu
4 tablespoons corn starch (+ pinch of salt)
4 cups cooking oil

Lemon Sauce
1 lemon peel zest
4 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons sugar

Other (added during cooking)
2 tablespoons cooking oil
3 garlic cloves finely minced
2 teaspoons ginger finely minced
2 teaspoons chili flakes
1 green onion

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