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Overhead shot of several square blocks of pan fried glazed tofu sit on a white plate. The tofu is blackened and caramelized in some areas, with herbs and seasonings.

Pan Fried Glazed Tofu (Dairy Free, Vegan, 30 Minute Meal)

  • Author: Cristina Curp
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: Asian


Delicious, easy, sweet and tangy tofu





  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (or plum sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic 
  • 1 tablespoon ginger ground
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2  teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice

For cooking:

  • 24 tablespoons ghee or extra virgin olive oil


  1. Drain the tofu and wrap in kitchen towel to dry out. Let them sit there for a few minutes while you make the marinade.
  2. In a small bowl mix together, the marinade ingredients. Give the tofu a gentle squeeze then unwrap and put in the bowl with the marinade, turning over the pieces to coat well in sauce. 
  3. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat add 2 tablespoons ghee or olive oil. Put the tofu pieces in the skillet, reserving any leftover marinade in the bowl.
  5. Fry for 5 minutes. Drizzle the remaining ghee or olive oil in the skillet and flip the pieces over and fry for another 4-5 minutes, adding the leftover marinade over the tofu in the last 2 minutes. Serve hot!
  6. Goes great over my Grain Free Sushi Rice or with Plantain Flatbread.

Recipe Notes:

net carbs per serving: 14.4g | To make this lower carb use gluten-free tamari with a few drops of stevia instead of the coconut aminos. 


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 271
  • Fat: 15.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.9g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Protein: 14.9g