MAGIC GARLIC TOFU

An unbelievably delicious tofu stir-fry, made with my easy baked tofu recipe and tossed with the most heavenly garlic black pepper sauce.
MAGIC GARLIC TOFU
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 batch baked tofu
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon freshly-ground coarse* black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 4 tablespoons butter (or vegan butter or oil)
  • 1 small red onion, finely minced (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1–2 fresh jalapeños (or 2 Thai bird chiles), cored and finely minced
  • 10 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • toppings: thinly-sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Prepare your baked tofu according to recipe instructions.
  • Meanwhile, as your baked tofu (above) is draining and later baking, prep all of your ingredients for the black pepper sauce.  In a small bowl, whisk together water, soy sauce, maple syrup, black pepper, cornstarch and ground ginger until combined.  Set aside.
  • In a large sauté pan, heat the butter (or oil) over medium-high heat until melted.  Add the red onion and jalapeño, and sauté for 4-5 minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally.  Add the garlic and sauté for 2 more minutes, or until fragrant, stirring occasionally.
  • Slowly pour in the soy sauce mixture, and stir until combined.  Continue cooking until the mixture reaches a simmer and then thickens.
  • Remove pan from heat.  Add in the baked tofu, and toss until it is evenly coated in the sauce.
  • Serve warm, garnished with lots of toppings as desired.