Pan-Fried Tofu with Spicy Lemongrass Sauce

Ready in 30 minutes
6 review(s) averaging 4.8. 80% would make again

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The original version of this dish calls for deep-frying the tofu. Pan-searing renders a healthier version that's just as delicious. This recipe earned our Test Kitchen' highest rating. (Cooking Light magazine 8-04)

"Tasty and easy. It wasn't very "saucy" though. Suggestions regarding how to remedy that would be appreciated as it tastes good!"

- heatherhindman


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2 15-oz package Extrafirm tofu, water-packed
Cooking spray
1 1/2 tablespoons Sugar
2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
2 teaspoons Vegetable oil
1/2 cup shallots; finely chopped
1 clove Garlic; minced
2 tablespoons Fresh lemongrass; peeled and chopped
1 each Red Thai chile; minced

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



1. Cut each tofu block crosswise into 8 slices. Arrange tofu in a single layer on several layers of heavy-duty paper towels. Cover tofu with additional paper towels; let stand 15 minutes.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add tofu; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Set aside and keep warm.

3.Combine sugar and fish sauce, stirring with a whisk until blended. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; saute 3 minutes or until lightly browned.

Add lemongrass and chile; saute 2 minutes. Stir in sugar mixture, and cook 1 minute. Serve lemongrass spread with tofu.


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Aimeelady 1 year ago
Tasty and easy. It wasn't very 'saucy' though. Suggestions regarding how to remedy that would be appreciated as it tastes good!
heatherhindman 1 year ago
Thank you! So easy! So delicious!
MemphB 2 years ago
Loved it! Will definitely make again :)
angelavangela 2 years ago
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