Spicy Tofu Kimchi Stir-Fry
Indulge in a tantalizing culinary adventure with our Spicy Tofu and Kimchi Stir-Fry recipe. This mouthwatering dish brings together the vibrant flavors of Korea, delivering a harmonious blend of spice, umami, and tanginess. Firm tofu, sautéed to perfection, absorbs the rich flavors of the piquant kimchi, creating a sensational taste experience. Not only does this dish satisfy your taste buds, but it also offers numerous health benefits. Tofu, a great source of plant-based protein, promotes muscle growth and repair while supporting heart health. Kimchi, a probiotic-rich fermented food, aids digestion and boosts immunity. Get ready to savor a delicious and nutritious journey with every bite!
- 1 block of firm tofu
- 1 cup kimchi, chopped
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon gochujang (Korean chili paste)
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional, for sweetness)
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 green onion, sliced (optional, for garnish)
- Cooked rice or noodles (optional, for serving)
- Press the tofu to remove excess moisture. Cut the tofu into cubes or desired shapes.
- Heat sesame oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
- Add the tofu cubes to the skillet and cook until they turn golden brown on all sides, stirring occasionally.
- In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, gochujang, honey or maple syrup (if using), and rice vinegar to create the sauce.
- Push the tofu to one side of the skillet and add the chopped kimchi to the other side. Sauté the kimchi for a few minutes until it becomes slightly tender.
- Pour the sauce over the tofu and kimchi, stirring well to coat everything evenly. Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly and the flavors meld together.
- Remove the skillet from heat. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.
- Serve the spicy tofu and kimchi stir-fry on its own or with steamed rice or noodles for a more substantial meal.
Veronica is dedicated and experienced nutritionist and certified health coach who specializes in functional medicine, She's a published author, nutritional instructor, WBFF professional figure athlete, and both the brains and beauty behind all that Makeover Nutrition offers.
Veronica is also the President & CEO of a BC based health and wellness association; Pacific Alliance of Body Care.