Fireworks Tofu is our vegan adaptation of the famous Fireworks Chicken you may have eaten at Wagamama or your local Chinese restaurant. If you like spicy food, you will love it!
The heart of this recipe is the firecracker sauce – a fiery, sweet and spicy dip. We’ll show you how to create it from scratch below just simple ingredients and without sugar or preservatives. You can also buy these ready-made in the Asia section of your local grocery store, but we think you can do better than that yourself.
Since we don’t know what degree of spiciness you tolerate, we give you the opportunity to prepare the sauce in it four different levels from sharpness. How to do this, read in tips at the bottom of the recipe.
To make the classic cracker chicken vegan, we made two big changes. The first swaps chicken for tofu. If you are on a plant-based diet but have a soy intolerance, you can use seitan or our vegan jackfruit nuggets. The second change is to use maple syrup instead of honey to make our sweet and tangy sauce. If you don’t register as a strictly veganYou can stick with honey instead.
Not only is this recipe bloody delicious, but it’s also forgiving on your waistline. A generous handful of spicy tofu bites will only catch you 200kcal but a solid 28% RDI of proteins.
How do you eat fireworks tofu? We had half alone and half with rice. Pairing it with sticky white rice is a smart idea. It’s quick and easy to make and helps tone down this fiery dish. If instead you want to enjoy the tofu bites in all their wonderful heat, combine them with a vegetable or pasta pan.
If you’re craving spicier recipes involving tofu, you’ll love this Spicy Thai Cashew Tofu Skillet and Chili Tofu with Caramelized Honey Glaze!