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Gluten-free salt and pepper tofu

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  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Wheat free

These crunchy little tofu bites are both gluten-free and vegetarian, making them ideal for entertaining.

  • Serves8
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Platter of gluten free salt and pepper tofu squares, dressed in thinly sliced red chilli, spring onion curls and toasted sesame seeds.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) salt-reduced gluten-free tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbs sea salt flakes
  • 1 tbs black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup (45g) rice flour
  • 2 x 300g pkts firm tofu, cut into 2cm pieces
  • Vegetable oil, extra, to shallow-fry

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 602 kj/144cal (7%), Protein: 10.7g (21%), Total Fat: 5.2g (7%), Sat fat: 0.8g (3%), Carbs: 14.3g (5%), Sugars: 7.4g (8%), Dietary Fiber: 1.4g (5%), Sodium: 1.5g (65%).

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Method

  1. Step 1

    Heat the vegetable oil in a small saucepan over high heat. Add the spring onion, sliced chilli, if using, and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 min or until fragrant. Reduce heat to low. Add the tamari or soy sauce and sugar. Cook, stirring, for 3 mins or until the sugar dissolves. Simmer for 5 mins or until the sauce thickens. Stir in the sesame oil.
  2. Step 2

    Place the sea salt, peppercorns and chilli flakes, if using, in a mortar and pound with a pestle until finely crushed (alternatively, use a spice grinder). Place in a medium bowl with the rice flour and stir to combine. Add the tofu to the rice flour mixture and toss to coat, shaking off excess.
  3. Step 3

    Add enough oil to a medium frying pan to come 1cm up the side. Heat over medium heat. Cook the tofu, in 2 batches, turning occasionally, for 5 mins or until golden brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
  4. Step 4

    Arrange the tofu on a serving platter. Serve with the sauce.

    Serve withthinly sliced red chilli, spring onion curls and toasted sesame seeds.

Gluten-free salt and pepper tofu

Gluten-free salt and pepper tofu
  • Serves8
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) salt-reduced gluten-free tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbs sea salt flakes
  • 1 tbs black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup (45g) rice flour
  • 2 x 300g pkts firm tofu, cut into 2cm pieces
  • Vegetable oil, extra, to shallow-fry
    Description

    These crunchy little tofu bites are both gluten-free and vegetarian, making them ideal for entertaining.

    Method
    1. Step 1

      Heat the vegetable oil in a small saucepan over high heat. Add the spring onion, sliced chilli, if using, and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 min or until fragrant. Reduce heat to low. Add the tamari or soy sauce and sugar. Cook, stirring, for 3 mins or until the sugar dissolves. Simmer for 5 mins or until the sauce thickens. Stir in the sesame oil.
    2. Step 2

      Place the sea salt, peppercorns and chilli flakes, if using, in a mortar and pound with a pestle until finely crushed (alternatively, use a spice grinder). Place in a medium bowl with the rice flour and stir to combine. Add the tofu to the rice flour mixture and toss to coat, shaking off excess.
    3. Step 3

      Add enough oil to a medium frying pan to come 1cm up the side. Heat over medium heat. Cook the tofu, in 2 batches, turning occasionally, for 5 mins or until golden brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
    4. Step 4

      Arrange the tofu on a serving platter. Serve with the sauce.

      Serve withthinly sliced red chilli, spring onion curls and toasted sesame seeds.