Black Pepper Tofu

black pepper tofu

A lovely warming dish with just the right amount of heat.

Easy recipeEasy Gluten free Wheat free Quick meal Cheap as chickpeas
Add to favourites

Click on a star to rate this recipe!

Average rating 4.5 / 5. Vote count: 11

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this recipe.

Preparation time

Cook time

Total time

25 minutes

Cuisine

Chinese

Meal

  • mains

Servings

4

Ingredients

  • 800-900g/28-31oz firm tofu, drained and patted dry
  • 2 onions, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 red chillies, de-seeded and finely chopped or 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 12 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp black pepper, crushed
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar or 3 tbsp syrup (eg maple or agave)
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 2 spring onion, finely chopped
  • Bunch fresh coriander, stalks removed and chopped

Instructions

  1. Cut the tofu into roughly 1 inch cubes.
  2. In a large frying pan, add a little oil and fry the tofu until golden. Set aside.
  3. While the tofu is cooking, fry the onion in a little oil until soft and golden.
  4. Add the garlic, ginger and fresh chilli and fry for a further couple of minutes. If using chilli powder then add a couple minutes after the ginger and garlic.
  5. Add the soy sauce, sugar (or syrup), black pepper and lime juice and heat on a medium heat for five minutes.
  6. Place the cooked tofu into the pan and stir through for a couple of minutes until fully combined.

Optional serving suggestions: brown rice, fresh coriander, vegan yoghurt, toasted cashews, fresh chilli or chilli flakes, roasted aubergine slices, steamed broccoli

Keywords

    • Almost instant meals
    • Articles
    • Blog
    • Breakfasts
    • Budget recipes
    • Cakes and baking
    • Family recipes
    • Guest chef
    • Health, nutrition & slimming
    • Healthy recipes
    • International recipes
    • Juices & smoothies
    • Know-how: kitchen skills, shopping tips, cooking techniques etc
    • News
    • Recipes
    • Sauces
    • Sports nutrition
    • Students
    • V30 facts
    • Easy
    • Chinese
    • Mains
    • Gluten-free/optional
    • Wheat-free/optional
    • Nut-free/optional
    • Sesame-free/optional
    • Quick meals
    • Budget

Did you know that V30 is run by a charity?

We create vital resources to help educate everyone – vegan veterans, novices and the v-curious alike – about vegan food, health and nutrition; as well as the plight of farmed animals and the devastating environmental impact of farming.

Through this work we have helped thousands of people discover veganism; but we want to reach millions more! We rely entirely on donations as we don’t get any government funding. If you already support us, thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you are really making a difference! Please share our details with your friends and loved ones too, as every donation enables us to keep fighting for change.