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Heather's Ginger and Chili Tofu with Purple Sprouting Broccoli

This recipe comes from Heather Alford, finalist in our Meat Free Monday competition. We like it because it's relatively simple and quick to prepare but has some wonderful robust flavours. A great recipe to get people cooking with tofu.

Ginger and chili tofu with purple sprouting broccoli


  • 4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • ½ small red chilli chopped
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 100g tofu chopped into chunks
  • 4 tbsp corn flour
  • olive oil
  • purple sprouting broccoli
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 80g soba noodles
  • spring onion to serve


  1. Make the tofu marinate by mixing together the sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce, ginger, chilli, white wine vinegar and water in a bowl then chuck to tofu in and swish it around a bit so that it is covered in marinade.
  2. Cover with cling film and leave to soak for 2-4 hours. When ready to cook, heat the oil in a pan until very hot and boil another pan of water for the noodles. Roll the tofu in the corn flour (retain the marinade) then add to the pan turning frequently until all the sides are golden brown.
  3. Add the noodles to the boiling water. Then turn down the heat on the tofu, add the broccoli and stir-fry for 5 minutes until the start to soften.
  4. Add the sesame seeds and cook for a further minute, then strain the noodles and add to the pan.
  5. Cover the noodles and tofu in the marinade and mix well. Top with sliced spring onion and serve!



Lisa Strawberry on 5th Jun 2013 said:

This looks amazing! My husband and I visited Demuth’s while on holiday (all the way from Austin TX!). Loved it!! One thing about the recipe (since I want to make it)—is corn flour the same thing as corn meal? Any help is much appreciated.

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admin on 5th Jun 2013 said:

Hi Lisa, cornflour is different to corn meal. In the UK, what we call “cornflour” is what you call “corn starch”! Hope that helps. smile

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