Citrus Tequila Tofu is a bright, flavorful plant-based main protein. Tofu is marinated in a bright, citrus tequila marinade that is bursting with flavor.
Since Hector loves tofu, I am always looking for new ways to jazz it up. Tofu can be really bland if it isn’t seasoned well. The plus side of the blandness is that tofu will absorb any flavors and marinades. This Citrus Tequila Tofu is bursting with flavor from fresh orange juice, lime juice, and Mexican tequila.
As the tofu marinates in the citrus + tequila mixture, it absorbs the flavors. When I first tested the recipe, I used all little too much tequila and it was a little overpowering. I retested the recipe and lowered the tequila amount and achieved the perfect ratio of tequila to citrus. I also added a little hot sauce for some heat. Right now, I am loving the new yuzu hot sauce from Trader Joe’s. Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments if you have.
After the tofu is done marinating, it gets dipped into rice flour and then pan-fried. The rice flour acts as a breading that crisps up really nice. I like serving this Citrus Tequila Tofu with my taqueria salsa.
For a complete entree, a side of rice or a nice green salad would go well alongside the Citrus Tequila Tofu.
For cooking the tofu:
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