Pan-Fried Ginger Tofu in Sriracha Mayo Sauce


Take your Tofu taste buds to the next level with this recipe. Tofu does not have to be bland or tasteless. It is all about the prep and seasoning. This pan-fried (air-fried) ginger tofu recipe gives a sweet and spicy kick that will compliment over any salad or rice you choose. Definitely try this recipe on your next sweet and spicy crave you have!

Difficulty: Intermediate
Servings: 4



To Serve


  1. First we need to take all the moisture out of the tofu. Take the tofu and drain all the liquid out the packet. Then pat dry with a paper towel.

  2. Next, on a paper-towel-lined cutting board, place the tofu and place another paper towel on top of the tofu. Then place a large flat plate on the top of the tofu; a little weight/heavy. This will help push out remaining moisture outside the tofu. This process can take up to 20 minutes. Tofu right out the packet is too wet to work this recipe.  

  3. Once the tofu is dry enough, cut into small cubes and set to the side.

  4. Mix the onion powder, garlic powder, ginger powder, paprika, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a large bowl; whisk well.

  5. Add the tofu cubes and gentle mix in the seasonings until well combined. Leave for 15-20 minutes to marinate. 

  6. Set your air fryer to 400 degrees F. 

  7. Take your marinated tofu bowl and add the cornstarch. Gently shake the bowl until tofu is well coated. 

  8. Shake off any excess cornstarch by using a pasta strainer or wire strainer. 

  9. Add your tofu to the air fryer, spray lightly with cooking spray and set a timer for 15 - 20 minutes. Mixing/flipping tofu half way through until tofu is crispy. 

  10. While your tofu is in the air fryer, mix your sauce together in the recipe below.
  11. When tofu is done, mix in the sriracha mayo sauce you made; until well coated. 

Sriracha Mayo Sauce

  1. Combine mayonnaise, sriracha, Thai sweet chili sauce, minced garlic, and ginger paste in a small bowl until well combined.

To Serve

  1. Add pan-fried ginger tofu over quinoa, rice or bed of spinach/spring mix. 

  2. Top with chopped green onions/scallions and sesame seeds. 

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