Honey Sriracha Tofu is a delicious spicy fried tofu recipe topped off with a sweet and spicy Sriracha sauce. This easy tofu recipe is a winner for game day!
This recipe is sponsored by EZ Tofu Press. All opinions are my own.
Honey Sriracha Tofu
When I think of the phrase “honey Sriracha” it makes me think of game day foods. I think it stems from the sriracha sauce.
That tangy and spicy sauce often times is shuffled into the football food or game day snack food category. Honestly, our Honey Sriracha Tofu can fit into that category if you want.
This recipe is perfect for game day, especially if you want to bring a meatless flare or a vegetarian option to your game day celebration! I am pretty sure that even your meat loving friends will dive into this dish!
So go ahead and nix those honey sriracha wings from the menu plan and add in this vegetarian dish! The secret is most certainly in the sauce for this recipe!
How do you make honey sriracha sauce?
It is actually quite simple to make this delicious sauce. You are going to whisk together a few simple ingredients and then you will be ready!
Our sweet and spicy sriracha sauce ingredients are:
- Coconut Aminos (or gf soy sauce)
- Sesame Oil
- Rice Vinegar
You are putting this sauce on tofu? Say what!?
If you’re brand new to eating tofu, it can be confusing. Just like fruits and vegetables there are many varieties to choose from.
There are a lot of variables to consider in terms of styles of tofu, and the nuances of each. First you should understand the basics of how tofu is made. There are very few ingredients involved, but it is quite the process!
What is tofu?
Tofu is generally made by:
- Soaking soybeans in water, then blending them up.
- Straining out the pulp, leaving you with soy milk.
- Adding a coagulant (lemon juice works well) to curdle the milk and create curds.
- Straining again and keeping the solids.
- Pressing the curds to create a block of tofu.
What are the types of tofu?
There are many types of tofu, but here are the ones that you will probably see at the store.
- Silken Tofu –Silken tofu is made differently than block tofu, in that the soy milk is coagulated, but without curds forming. This means that the end product is smooth, without any lumps or bumps. These styles of tofu require delicate handling in order to avoid turning it to mush.
- Firm Block Tofu –Slightly softer than extra firm, firm block tofu is a very versatile style that will hold up to most types of cooking. Try it fried, stuffed, boiled, or pan fried in any savory dish.
- Extra Firm Block Tofu –This tofu is, as its name suggests, is the firmest and heartiest of the block tofu varieties. The curds have been pressed tightly together and the tofu is chewy and dense. Extra firm tofu is the best choice if you’d like to make crispy, fried tofu, or for any meal that requires a hearty bite.
Tofu is a staple in many vegetarian and vegan diets because of its versatility in cooking and its protein content.
But aside from being a delicious non-meat protein source, there are many other health benefits to gain from including tofu into your diet, some of which you may not have realized.
- Tofu is Low Fat with Zero Cholesterol
- Tofu is a Complete Protein
Those two reasons right there are huge!
How do you cook tofu?
Let’s face it, tofu does not have the best reputation in the culinary world. It’s still a strange ingredient to many people, and tofu, in its raw, natural form is a little bit wiggly and weird looking. How you cook it can often times make or break a person on their love for this ingredient!
My favorite cooking methods are:
- Pan Frying
- Air Fried (Cooking tofu in the air fryer)
Pressing Your Tofu
Step one, regardless of which of the above four methods you choose, is to press your tofu block. You’ll want to start with firm or extra firm block tofu, and before adding heat to it you need to remove some of the liquid from it.
If the tofu is too liquid-like, you won’t get good browning or any crispiness – and you definitely want both of those things in your final dish! This step takes about 15 minutes if you’re using a tofu press.
I use an EZ Tofu Press to press my tofu before I cook it. I’ve had mine for years, and it is by far my favorite kitchen tool. This press is unique in that it is made from BPA free plastic and stainless steel so it won’t rust and will keep pressing for years to come.
Reasons WHY I LOVE my EZ Tofu Press:
- It can press virtually all sizes of firm and extra firm tofu.
- The pressing can be achieved in 15 minutes or less. (Talk about a huge time saver!)
- The press is substantially faster than spring based tofu presses.
- The press is easy to clean!
Want to be a tofu nerd?
If still have questions about tofu, just want to increase your knowledge about it or just want to geek out over it, we have something for you! We have a few educational articles that might help you out!
Understanding Tofu – a beginners guide – Learn more about how tofu is made (even try it at home if you like!) and what the different types of tofu mean.
Benefits of Tofu – Read about the health benefits of adding tofu into your meal plan.
4 Simple Ways to Cook Tofu – Here I teach you exactly how to cook tofu in for different and easy ways.
Tips for Grilling Tofu – Bonus! One more amazing way to cook tofu that’s perfect for warm weather.
We even have loads of tofu recipes to get you started in the kitchen! Just head up to the search bar and type in tofu! Or you can click on our recipe index. After that, you can select TOFU from the drop down menu!
What are Coconut Aminos?
Coconut Aminos (affiliate ad link) are my new favorite thing! It is a sauce (that is completely delicious) and it is made from coconut sap. It is a thin dark sauce that has a sweet and salty taste. It is very similar and can be exchanged for soy sauce. Coconut Aminos are gluten-free.
Does my soy sauce need to be gluten-free?
If you use a soy sauce and you have Celiac Disease, a wheat allergy or a gluten sensitvity you need to make sure it is gluten-free. If you DO NOT have any restrictions that call for you to at a gf diet, you can use non gluten-free soy sauce.
Just exactly how HOT is sriracha? Is Sriracha spicy?
That is a good question. I can tell you when it come to spiciness, I am a total wimp. I can tolerate easily 1-2T of sriracha sauce in a recipe. After that the HEAT kicks up a notch for me. So basically, its a hotter sauce but not THE hottest!
What country did sriracha sauce come from?
I searched the interwebs for this answer. I wasn’t sure. It appears that sriracha originated in Thailand from a Thai woman.
Think Meal Prep!
I use this recipe in double and triple bathes along with some Air Fryer Broccoli. I batch up this recipe to have on hand for delicious lunches all week long! I love to meal prep!
Is tofu gluten-free?
Yes, tofu is gluten-free. Tofu is made from soy. You need to always read ingredient labels just to double check. If you are purchasing a tofu that has added flavorings, you might find some hidden gluten! Just be a label reading watch dog and you should be fine! As always, shoot me a message if you need help!
Is tofu only for vegans?
Tofu isn’t only for vegans. This ingredient is for everybody! It is an acceptable part of your diet whether you are a vegan, meat eater or vegetarian.
What type of tofu do you use?
I typically use an extra firm tofu. I often times by it at Costco, where I find the price for organic tofu to be extremely reasonable. I personally like House Foods Tofu.
Do all types of vegetarians eat tofu?
Yes, all types of vegetarians each tofu. There are several different types of vegetarians.
Hungry for more tofu recipes? If you are looking for tofu recipes for kids, tofu for babies or tofu for toddlers we have you covered too! There is something here for everybody!
We get a lot of inquires about tofu recipes for toddlers. Many of our recipes are suitable for toddlers. As always, just make sure that the ingredients you are using are ones that have already been introduced into their diets.
Check out these easy tofu recipes:
- Curry Tofu with Broccoli and Rice (Broccoli Tofu Curry)
- Fajita Tofu Kabobs
- Air Fryer Tofu – with a touch of smoked paprika (crispy tofu)
- Tofu Scramble Breakfast Burritos
- Sweet and Sour Tofu
- Balsamic Tofu and Mushrooms (broiled or baked tofu)
- Pineapple BBQ Tofu
- Orange Tofu
- Grilled Sweet and Sour Tofu
- Sweet Thai Chili Tofu Bowls (think meal prep!)
- Buffalo Tofu Bites
- Grilled BBQ Tofu Sandwich
- Kid Friendly Tofu Bites (tofu for kids)
- Sweet and Salty Tofu Bowls ( think meal prep!)
Pin this spicy tofu recipe for later:
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Honey Sriracha Tofu
- Using your tofu press, press the tofu for 10-15 minutes. Then cut into chunks.
- In a bowl mix together the honey, Sriracha, coconut aminos, sesame seed oil and rice vinegar. Whisk together, set aside.
- Heat oil (1T) in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry tofu until golden brown. This usually takes a 3-4 minutes per side.
- Pour whisked sauce into the skillet with tofu. Let sauce come to a boil and cook with tofu. Sauce will not thicken much.
- If using rice, divide among 4 plates. Top the rice with tofu and spoon additional sauce on tofu if needed. Top with sesame seeds! Love Broccoli? This dish pairs well with our Air Fryer Broccoli!
Question time: Drop me a comment below telling me if you’ve ever had food with honey sriracha sauce! Whether you love a honey tofu or a spicy tofu, this recipe has you covered! Are you willing to give this recipe a try?