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8 Sweet, Spicy, and Salty Braised Tofu Recipes

Braised tofu probably isn’t as common as pan-fried or baked tofu, but it should be. Traditionally found in Asian cuisine, braised tofu is prepared by searing tofu in oil and then simmering it until tender. It’s a rich and savory dish that goes well with vegetables, rice and noodles, and also goes very well with sandwiches! Here are 8 braised tofu recipes you’ll want to add to your weekly meal rotation.

1. Veggie Bowl with Braised Tofu

Braised Tofu Vegetable Bowl

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Easy dinner! This Vegan Braised Tofu Bowl from Teri Macovei is the wholesome comfort food you need. It’s sweet and sour and slightly spicy. All flavors and textures are well balanced, making for an irresistible delicious bowl of food.

2. Braised Tofu and Veggie Cacciatore

Braised Tofu and Veggie Cacciatore

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Delicious over pasta or rice. Brown rice would be a perfect complement, accompanied by a good glass (or two…or three…) of red wine. This Braised Tofu and Veggie Cacciatore from Kinda Vegan is spectacular.

3. Korean Braised Tofu

Korean Braised Tofu

Source: Korean Braised Tofu

You’re only seven ingredients away from delicious Korean-style tofu. This Korean Braised Tofu from Anita Jacobson uses onion, soy sauce, sake, sugar, Korean chili powder and green onion to create a tasty and healthy meal. Garnish with some sesame seeds for added style and texture.

4. Braised Tofu Kebab in Pita Bread with Yogurt Sauce

Braised Tofu Doner Kebab in Pita Bread with Yogurt Sauce

Source: Braised Tofu Kebab in Pita Bread with Yogurt Sauce

Doner kebabs are an iconic Turkish dish consisting of slow-cooked rotisserie meats stuffed in pita bread or on flatbread. In this equally tasty recipe, instead of doner, you use braised and spiced tofu. Braised tofu is very versatile and is used in many different dishes, from quick vegan noodles to tofu scrambles. For the yogurt sauce, use store-bought soy yogurt (or any plant-based yogurt you like), and a little garlic and salt. You have to try this Braised Tofu Doner Kebab in Pita Bread with Yogurt Sauce from Philipp Ertl.

5. Chinese braised tofu and sautéed vegetables

Chinese braised tofu and sautéed vegetables

Source: Chinese braised tofu and stir-fried vegetables

Braised tofu is a staple in Chinese cuisine. The dish is braised fried tofu with different mushrooms and vegetables in a savory and starchy sauce. You can eat it with rice or on its own. This stir-fry of Chinese braised tofu and vegetables from Raymund Macaalay is flavorful, delicious and nutritious.

6. Braised tofu with baby king oyster mushrooms

Braised Tofu With King Baby Oyster Mushrooms

Source: Braised Tofu with Baby King Oyster Mushrooms

In this dish, tofu is sautéed until golden brown and served in a thick umami-flavored sauce. It’s topped with baby king oyster mushrooms and goji berries, both pan-fried in a homemade sauce for added flavor. Serve this Baby King oyster mushroom braised tofu from Korie Kha with fresh rice or noodles of your choice.

7. Braised BBQ Tofu

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In this recipe, the tofu is cooked in a tangy, spicy, and just a little sweet homemade barbecue sauce until it completely absorbs all the flavors. This recipe is incredibly easy to make; simply stir in all the barbecue sauce and simmer the tofu in it for 30 minutes. Its great flavor combined with its simplicity makes it an ideal weeknight meal. Serve this braised BBQ tofu from Sara Hohn over brown rice with vegetables.

8. Simple Chinese Braised Tofu

Simple Chinese Braised Tofu

Source: Simple Chinese Braised Tofu

There’s nothing quite like a simple dish that you can whip up with ingredients that are probably already in your pantry. For this simple Chinese Braised Tofu from Anita Jacobson, firm tofu is marinated in soy sauce, oil, garlic, sugar and peppers, then pan-fried until golden brown. The braised tofu can then be served in several ways: on a bed of rice and vegetables, on a citrus and ginger salad or in a wrap with Asian touches like bamboo shoots and soy sauce.

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