Sweet and Sour Tofu

Sweet and Sour Tofu


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This is a great vegetarian dish that is a spin on an old classic. This sweet and sour tofu uses a homemade sauce.


Serves: 4 

  • Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60g) sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
  • Stir Fry
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 400g firm tofu, cut into small cubes
  • 1 onion, cut into small squares
  • 1 green or red capsicum, cut into small squares
  • 1/2 small pineapple, cut into small pieces

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Sweet and Sour Sauce: To make the sweet and sour sauce combine in a small saucepan the tomato sauce, sugar, vinegar, sherry and soy sauce.
  2. Mix the cornflour with the water then add to the saucepan as well. Bring the mixture to a soft boil and let simmer for a minute or until thickened and clear looking. Taste. Adjust sugar/vinegar/soy sauce to your liking.
  3. Stir Fry: In a wok or large saucepan add the oil and heat over medium high heat. Add the tofu, onion and capsicum the fry until tofu is lightly browned and all the vegetables are cooked through.
  4. Add the pineapple. Fry until heated through.
  5. Add the sweet and sour sauce. Stir to mix well. Serve immediately with rice.

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