Crispy Tofu with Black Pepper Sauce

Crispy Tofu with Black Pepper Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home

  • Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 4 green onions
  • 8 ounces extra-firm tofu, drained
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 8 ounces fresh sugar snap peas (about 2 cups), trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh gingerroot


  • Mix first four ingredients. Mince white parts of green onions; thinly slice green parts.
  • Cut tofu into 1/2-in. cubes; pat dry with paper towels. Toss tofu with cornstarch. In a large skillet, heat 4 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add tofu; cook until crisp and golden brown, 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan; drain on paper towels.
  • In same pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add peas; stir-fry until crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan.
  • In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add pepper; cook 30 seconds. Add garlic, ginger and minced green onions; stir-fry 30-45 seconds. Stir in soy sauce mixture; cook and stir until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; stir in tofu and peas. Sprinkle with sliced green onions.


SOURCE: Taste of Home