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Sweet & Sour Tofu

October/November 2005, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008), EatingWell Serves Two, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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This Chinese-restaurant standard is a simple dish to prepare at home. If you like, add a pinch of crushed red pepper or chile-garlic sauce to give the sauce a little heat.



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"I don't tend to write comments, but I know from my own experience I do look for other responses. This recipe was great on the fly! My husband and I love spice so I added the crushed red pepper to this to give it some additional flavor...
Sweet & Sour Tofu

18 Reviews for Sweet & Sour Tofu

06/12/2012
Anonymous
Best sweet and sour recipe I've found

Like a previous reviewer, I NEVER rate/comment, but I was so happy with this recipe I felt compelled to put in my two cents.

I skipped the sugar, added 1/2 chopped onion, and some chili paste for heat and it came out better than restaurant-style!

A tip for anyone struggling to make great tofu without frying the snot out of it or having it crumble and fall apart: drain your block of tofu, then soak it in hot salted water (instead of the marinade) for 15 mins. Drain that off, pat dry, slice, and throw it in the pan with a little oil. (The salt water bath tightens up the protein on the outer surface of the tofu, so that when you fry it you get a crisper, slightly thicker, and more appealing crust.)

This is dynamite and will become a staple in our house - thank you!

Easy, fast
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Anonymous wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

You can also replace ketchup

You can also replace ketchup by tamarind paste.

07/19/2011
YUM!

I love this recipe. It tastes just like the sweet and sour stir fry I get from my favorite Thai restaurant (only cheaper and healthier)! The only changes I make to the recipe is adding extra veggies like mushrooms, brocolli, etc. and some red chile sauce for extra spice. So good!

Easy, tasty, makes good leftovers
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01/23/2011
With Fresh Pineapples & Orange Juice!

I loved this recipe-- except that it called for canned pineapple and all of its contents (like the juice that I'm sure is loaded with icky refined sugar and preservatives!)

I chopped up some fresh pineapples and used some freshly squeezed orange juice in lieu of the canned pineapple "juice"-- worked out great!

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11/30/2010
Anonymous

I don't tend to write comments, but I know from my own experience I do look for other responses. This recipe was great on the fly! My husband and I love spice so I added the crushed red pepper to this to give it some additional flavor and I also made additional sauce to work will with the additional carrots, water chestnuts and beans I added! Great flavor and simple!

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08/05/2010
Anonymous

I love making sweet sour stir fry because it's way for me to get those healthy veggies in my husband's diet (he's a meat and rice kind of guy). I have to say that among the different sweet sour sauces that I have made this is my new favorite. It is so good! I added broccoli florets, carrots, water chestnuts in addition to the bell pepper. (Of course I doubled the sauce to accommodate the increase in veggies).

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