Thursday, December 09, 2010

December 6, 2010: Pomegranate Tofu

We had some vegie box asparagus and lettuce to use up and a whole pile of spanakopita leftovers keeping us lunched up for the week, so we decided to make a big serve of this green salad. To accompany it, Cindy suggested we whip up a quick batch of K and Toby's pomegranate tofu. It's incredibly quick and easy and so, so delicious - the pomegranate makes it tangy and sweet while the soy sauce adds some nice salty layers. This will definitely go into our lazy weeknight dinner rotation.

Pomegranate Tofu 
(adapted from In the Mood for Noodles, who adapted it from Cooking Books)

500g tofu, sliced into 10cm by 5cm rectangles
1-2 tablespoons vegie oil
1/4 cup tamari
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
1/4 cup water

Mix together the tamari, garlic, pomegranate molasses and water.

Heat the oil in a frying pan, until it's nice and hot.

Brown the tofu on each side and then pour the sauce over. Continue to cook until the sauce reduces right down (maybe 8-10 minutes) and then flip the tofu a final time to make sure both sides are covered in the saucy goodness.


  1. Glad you liked it. It still doesn't beat our all time fav tofu (matthew's tofu) but it's so so easy and g/f too.

    I would have used molasses too but had juice to use and I think it worked just as well,.

  2. Mmm...I cannot make good 'fu at home but this looks worth trying. Yummy.

  3. Ooh, I do love a good blend of salty and tangy! I remember pining after this on K & T's blog...

  4. ooo, i've never had that combination before. mmm yummy

  5. What brands of tofu do you like/use?

    I find it a bit hit and miss sometimes.

  6. Oelare - yes, finding the right tofu for the job can be difficult! And different people have different tastes.

    We love Yenson's tofu - they do a range of preparations and textures. I haven't seen it at the major two supermarkets, but we get it at our local IGA-style shop and I've seen it in a number of Asian grocers.

  7. Cindy, this sounds so wrong. I'd never thought I'd hear pomegranate and tofu in the same sentence. I'll take your word that it tastes good.

    You should try shallow pan fried tofu served with Vietnamese Nuoc Cham, it's delicious. As strange as it sounds, I love this flavour combo.

  8. Thanh - it's very good indeed! Pomegranate molasses is quite sour so it's a nice sweet'n'sour kind of dish. I can imagine tofu and Nuoc Cham being a great combination - we even have vegetarian fish sauce at home so could give it a go!