In my opinion, tofu is an awesome substitute for meat, but only if it’s prepared right. After cooking with tofu for a while, you find out which texture works for you and which flavor-profile you like the most. Today I am sharing with you an IBS-friendly tofu dish that I think many of you will enjoy. In the past, I have made my favorite honey hoisin ribs and crispy tofu for my family. They enjoy the sweet and savory taste from the ribs, and I like the crispy texture of the extra firm tofu after its baked. So I was inspired to combine the two to make something that is “safe enough” for us IBS sufferers to eat. I stand by this dish and its super delicious! If you try this out, please let me know what you think. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Ingredients for IBS-friendly hoisin tofu:
12 oz. of extra firm tofu
Toasted sesame oil
4 tablespoons Tamari sauce
2 tablespoons smooth almond butter
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seed oil
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Garnish: green onions chopped
Directions for IBS-friendly hoisin tofu:
Make sure to drain the tofu and wrap in paper towels to absorb the moisture for at least 1-2 hours before you’re ready to start cooking your meal.
Preheat the oven 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cut the tofu into ½ in. cubes.
Spread the tofu onto a rack with a tray under it to catch any drippings and lightly coat it with the toasted sesame oil. (If you don’t have a rack, then a parchment-lined baking sheet will do just fine).
Bake for about 40 minutes, then broil on high for 5-7 minutes, or until the tofu turns light brown and is nice and firm.
For the sauce, bring a sauce pan to medium-high heat and whisk together all of the sauce ingredients.
Let the sauce simmer on low heat for about 7-8 minutes, or until it thickens.
Toss the tofu and hoisin sauce in a bowl until tofu is completely coated.
Optional: Garnish with chopped green onions.
Serve and enjoy!
Disclaimer: We recognize that some ingredients listed in this recipe may be a trigger food for some people. Please feel free to omit or substitute any ingredients that don’t work for you.