Hot and Sweet Marmalade Glazed Tofu

by Sala @ Veggie Belly on June 19, 2012

On a busy weeknight, this is my go to dish. Its quick and easy to make if you have pressed tofu lying around. I like to serve this hot and sweet marmalade glazed tofu with some steamed broccoli and brown rice for a complete meal.

If you are not a tofu fan, but want to start incorporating some tofu in your meals, this is the perfect dish to start with. The glaze is sweet, spicy, and coats the tofu beautifully. I like to cut the tofu into small triangles (a method I learned from Vegan Yum Yum). The thinner you cut the tofu, the better results you will get with this recipe.

I originally posted this recipe a long time ago as sticky orange tofu thins. This continues to be one of my most popular posts, so I thought I should repost it, with updated photos. Checkout the old post to see what rubbish my photos were!

My original recipe requires you to slice the tofu as thinly as you can, that way you get to enjoy more of the orange glaze with every bit of tofu.

Hot and Sweet Marmalade Glazed Tofu Recipe

Inspired by this recipe from Vegan Yum Yum
Serves about 2

Ingredients
one 15 oz package of firm tofu, drained and pressed
A few drops of oil
For the glaze
4 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons orange marmalade. Substitute with brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon or to taste sriracha or any other hot chili sauce
1 tablespoon chopped mint or cilantro for garnish

Method

  1. Slice the tofu into small triangles. The thinner you slice the tofu the better
  2. Whisk together the marmalade, soy sauce, lemon juice and sriracha and set aside
  3. Heat a few drops of oil and large, flat non-stick skillet. Place the tofu slices on the pan in a single layer. Don’t over crown the pan, do this in batches if needed.
  4. Cook the tofu on medium heat, till it is browned on both sides. Gently press on the tofu using the back of a wide spatula to release any excess water, as the tofu cooks.
  5. When the tofu is browned, reduce heat to low and pour the glaze all over the tofu
  6. Let the glaze bubble and thicken, while stirring gently and flipping the tofu slices. This will happen quickly, so make sure you keep the heat on low to prevent the marmalade from burning. When the glaze has thickened and the tofu is well coated, about 1 minute, turn off the heat.
  7. Garnish with chopped mint or cilantro
  8. Serve with steamed broccoli and brown rice
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1 Grishma @Zaikazabard June 19, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Love orange flavored tofu! I am sure this will taste amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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2 Rosa June 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Beautiful and so appetizing! That glaze is wonderful.

Cheers,

Rosa

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3 Anu Menon June 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I got some mango ginger jelly from surfas and some hot pepper jelly too. You think that’ll be a good substitute?
btw I totally enjoyed listening to your interview and I felt like you were reading your blog out to me…
On that note do you ever ever plan on doing a cooking class in portland or anywhere on the west coast? A cooking class with tips on photography? Please think about it… I’d definitely sign up.

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4 Eileen June 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I think I’ve found what I’m making for dinner tonight! Super excited to try this tofu out–and to use some of my friend’s homemade marmelade in the glaze. :)

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5 Lubna Karim June 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm

That’s an finger licking food…..so yum….

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6 Vicky @ Ursine Cuisine June 20, 2012 at 12:27 am

This looks interesting, and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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7 Marcus June 20, 2012 at 7:22 am

Stunning dish and sounds really good too, amazing!

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8 Kathleen Richardson June 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm

This dish sounds really delicious. Love your photos, too.

Keep writing…

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9 The Cozy Herbivore June 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Ooooh, I love the idea of using marmalade in a glaze! This looks divine, and I love how easy it is to throw together. Totally giving this a whirl soon.

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10 Sarah June 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Made this for dinner, the flavor was so bold and wonderful. Plus, it was super easy to whip up. I foresee making this very often in the future. Thank you for sharing!

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11 Shefali June 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I just made this and it’s super delish! Next time I will add orange marmalade. This time around I only had brown sugar.

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12 Susi July 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I’ve made this twice so far and it such a wonderful recipe. My husband really loves it. I serve it with Asian style noodles and matchstick carrots. Thanks so much for this great recipe :)

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13 Jess August 31, 2012 at 6:04 pm

More spicy than sweet. I doubled the sauce so I had enough to cover the rice and I added broccoli and red pepper to the tofu. Next time I will separate the sauce to reduce for rice and veggies and the rest for the tofu. Super yummy.

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14 Rachna October 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Hi –

I just discovered your website and love it! I’ve been trying to watch the calorie, carbs, protein content for my family and was wondering if you might consider adding that to your recipes.

Thanks,
Rachna

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15 Ashley S. October 5, 2012 at 11:47 am

Made this dish this week and LOVE it! The orange flavor is great. I added a little extra orange marmalade and halved the hot sauce. Great, quick, and easy !!! Thanks so much!

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16 momoftwins April 18, 2013 at 10:05 am

Made this lats week and it was yummy. I made a little twist and added ginger jelly with orange jelly and it was yummo!

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17 Sara November 23, 2013 at 9:12 pm

I just prepared this for dinner and it was so good. I’ve been looking for an orange/tangerine type tofu recipe for a long time…most are too complicated, but this wad simple and delicious. Thank You!

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