This sautéed soy maple tofu recipe is easy and tasty. It used to be a staple in my life when I was a vegetarian and we still eat it regularly!
Do you know how far protein alternatives have come? DO YOU? I think that if I had decided to be a vegetarian in 2017, I would have had so many more choices than just tofu, more tofu and occasionally some seitan or tempeh that tasted like shoe leather.
Not that I’ve ever gnawed on shoe leather.
So, I’d been eating pretty tasteless meat substitutes for years while I was a vegetarian and vegan. I tried changing it up. I really tried!
Once, after adding little spice packets to make scrambled tofu, I wept because I didn’t like it. And it only made me sadder to think I was going to have to be pretty creative to come up with different ways to make tofu/seitan/tempeh flavorful.
I bleakly looked into the future and suddenly I remembered I used to love having soy and honey chicken.
At the time, I knew I wasn’t going to have the chicken wings, but why couldn’t I make tofu sautéed with soy sauce and honey?
I could. I could!! I wouldn’t be sentenced to having endless tasteless meat substitutes.
Even though I’m not a vegetarian or vegan anymore, I still cook sautéed tofu. But instead of soy sauce and honey, I use soy and maple syrup.
Mmmm. Maple syrup is not just sweet, you know. It also gives the tofu a nice flavor!
This post may contain affiliate links, which means I get a small commission, at no additional cost to you, if you click the link and buy something. You can read my disclosure here.
How to make soy maple tofu
I get organic extra firm tofu, soy sauce and maple syrup.
The first thing I do is unwrap the tofu and place it on a plate, where I let it rest for 15 minutes. I drain off the water that leaks out of the tofu and cut the tofu into cubes.
At first, I heat up my sauté pan and add the tofu, 1/8 cup soy sauce and 1/8 cup maple syrup. I then let the tofu sauté for 3 minutes on each side.
I want the tofu to get a little crusty on the sides.
Woohoo! Look at that delicious soy maple tofu.
I made some noodle curry and a salad to go with my tofu dish!
Mmm. Let’s take a closer look!
This maple tofu has great texture and flavor. Besides, it’s pretty simple. You should try it!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe!
Other popular vegetarian recipes
And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
If you’ve tried this soy maple tofu or any other recipe on the blog, I’d love the hear what you thought about it in the comments below. I love hearing from you! You can also FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM and PINTEREST to see more of my delicious food and delightful cocktails!
Sautéed Soy Maple Tofu
- 14 ounces extra firm tofu drained and cubed
- 1/8 cup soy sauce or more
- 1/8 cup maple syrup or more
- Drain tofu and let it sit on a plate to drain further, cut in cubes
- Heat sauté pan on medium heat, add tofu, soy and maple syrup
- Sauté each side around 3 minutes until the sides crisp up
- Serve with some curry noodles or plain noodles