Ginger-Garlic Tofu by Um-Ums Defined

Ginger-Garlic Tofu

by And D

Keywords: saute entree gluten-free vegetarian vegan

Original Source: Bon Appetit


  • 1/4C balsamic vinegar (or Chinkiang black rice vinegar)
  • 2 (14oz) blocks extra-firm tofu, drained and pressed
  • 2T light brown sugar
  • 2T vegetable oil
  • 1 4" piece ginger, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
  • 1/4C low-sodium soy sauce
  • cilantro (for serving)


  • Slice tofu into even pieces (about 5-6 per block)
  • In a small pan, bring vinegar and sauce sauce to boil. Remove from heat and add sugar stirring until it dissolves.
  • Pour this mixture over the drained/pressed tofu.
  • Marinate for 1-8 hours in the refrigerator. Flip tofu every few hours so it marinates evenly.
  • In a nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add ginger and garlic. Stir constantly cooking until it is fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Remove from oil.
  • Pour off excess marinade saving it in a separate bowl. Pat tofu dry.
  • Add tofu to heated oil.
  • Cook tofu on each side for about 5-7 minutes, until browned.
  • Add remaining marinade along with the garlic/ginger.
  • Cook until mixture thickens and glazes the tofu, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro.
  • Serve over rice or veggies of choice.