Crispy Bourbon Tofu Stir-Fry
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Crispy tofu and cauliflower florets are drenched in a sweet and savory bourbon ginger sauce to create this totally inauthentic but undoubtedly delicious vegan stir-fry.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Asian-Inspired
Servings: 4
Calories: 377 kcal
Author: Alissa
Ingredients
For the Bourbon Sauce
  • 1/3 cup vegan bourbon whiskey
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp. cold water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
For the Tofu Stir-Fry
  • vegetable oil, any high smoke point oil will work
  • 1 lb. extra firm tofu, drained, pressed and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • about 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 3 scallions, white and green parts separated and chopped
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets, 1 small crown
For Serving
  • cooked rice or quinoa
  • roasted peanuts, optional
  • red pepper flakes, optional
Instructions
Make the Bourbon Sauce
  1. Place stir bourbon, soy sauce, maple syrup, rice vinegar, ginger and garlic into a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir everything to incorporate and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the alcohol has cooked off (taste test), about 10 minutes. Stir cornstarch and water together in a small cup or bowl and add to whiskey mixture. Allow to simmer 1 minute more, until sauce thickens a bit. Remove from heat.
Make the Tofu Stir-Fry
  1. Coat the bottom of a large skillet generously with oil and place over medium heat. Working in batches if needed, roll tofu cubes in cornstarch mixture and transfer to skillet in a single layer. Cook until crispy on bottoms, about 3 minutes. Flip and continue cooking on each side until crispy (it's okay if you miss a side or two on some of the cubes). Add oil to skillet as needed between batches and continue until all tofu cubes are cooked, transferring each batch to a paper towel-lined plate when done.
  2. Coat skillet with another tablespoon of oil and raise heat to high. Add cauliflower and white parts of scallions. Stir-fry until cauliflower is tender-crisp and browned in spots, about 5 minutes.
  3. Lower heat and add tofu back to skillet, along with whiskey sauce. Cook just until sauce becomes bubbly and coats cauliflower and tofu, about 1 minute.
Serve
  1. Divide rice or quinoa onto plates and top with stir-fry. Sprinkle with green parts of scallions, peanuts and red pepper flakes, if desired. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include accompaniments.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Bourbon Tofu Stir-Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 377 Calories from Fat 167
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.6g29%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 717mg30%
Potassium 499mg14%
Carbohydrates 31.7g11%
Fiber 3.5g14%
Sugar 11.9g13%
Protein 11.9g24%
Calcium 210mg21%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.