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Crispy Teriyaki Tofu & Thai Chili Noodles

Air-fried crispy teriyaki tofu tossed with stir-fried vegetables and noodles in a sweet and spicy sauce.

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When I’m craving tofu my first thought is always stir fry. It’s filled with pantry staples. You can throw anything in it and you can edit it to your exact liking. Sweet or spicy, veggie or meat-filled it’s a dish all about you and what you like. This dish pairs my simple teriyaki crispy air-fried tofu with pasta noodles tied together with sweet and spicy sauce. . Check out my tips and tricks below. Try this recipe out and let me know what you think.

TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE BEST CRISPY TERIYAKI AND THAI CHILI NOODLES. 

tofu prep: tofu absorbs everything that’s what makes it so great. to prep your tofu. remove and drain it from the package place it top and bottom with a paper towel and place a plate on top of it to add a little pressure. let it sit for 15 minutes to remove the moisture. cube the tofu prior to adding the marinade. toss gently so you don’t break it up.

veggie prep: for a good stir fry it’s all about timing. you want your vegetables lightly fried and colored while maintaining a crispy bite. to achieve that a hot pan and consistent knife cuts are key. make sure the carrots and cabbages are a thin julienne to get them in and out of the pan. any additional vegetables need to be around the same size

the sauce: with a lot of cooking and Asian cooking in particular the sauce pretty much starts with the fried veggies in the beginning. When you’re stir-frying your noodles. the oil as long as you don’t burn your veggies adds a lot of flavors. it’s generally the time your oil turn red and that infused oil permeates the entire dish. that’s why the sauce is so simple to let the fried veggies stand out.

ENJOY THIS RECIPE WITH:

  1. ASIAN BEEF W/ CUCUMBER CABBAGE SLAW
  2. CHICKEN & VEGETABLE STIR-FRY TACOS
  3. BLACK GARLIC CHICKEN TERIYAKI

SIMILAR INGREDIENTS TO:

  1. SICHUAN CHILI GARLIC & LIME NOODLES
  2. SPICY BABY CLAMS AND BOK CHOY
  3. PORK CHARSUI RAMEN

Crispy Teriyaki Tofu & Thai Chili Noodles

Crispy Teriyaki Tofu & Thai Chili Noodles
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INGREDIENTS

  • 1lb Spaghetti Noodles
  • Salt
  • 8oz Firm Tofu, cubed
  • 1Tb Coconut Oil
  • 1Tb Clarified Butter
  • 1/2c Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1c Red Cabbage, shredded
  • 6 Green Onions, sliced
  • 10 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2tsp Ginger, grated
  • 4-6 Thai Chili Peppers, sliced
  • 3/4c Carrots, grated
  • 2Tb Cilantro, minced
  • 2 Limes, juiced and zested
  • SAUCE
  • 1/4c Hoisin Sauce
  • 1/4c Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1-2Tb Honey
  • Black Pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Marinade cubed tofu in teriyaki sauce for 30 minutes.
  • Set the tofu in the air fryer and cook on air fry for 20 minutes. Toss and cook another 5 minutes.
  • Cook pasta in salty water according to package instructions.
  • Once the pasta is done and drained start stir frying the vegetables.
  • In a screaming hot pan, add in cabbage, carrots and Thai chilis.
  • Sauté for 2 minutes just to add some color. Reduce the temperature in the pan then add in garlic and ginger.
  • Add in noodles.
  • Season the noodles with the ingredients listed under sauce.
  • Once the noodles are seasoned to taste add in cilantro, lime and tofu.
  • Give it a final toss then serve.
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