Pan-Seared Tofu in Orange Peanut Sauce

30 minutes
4 servings
30 minutes
4 servings
Seared tofu gets extra flavor from Orange Peanut Sauce in this yummy vegetarian entree.


  • 1 lb extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 bunch scallions (green onions)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1-3.5 oz box Peanut Sauce Mix
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Optional: Cooked Jasmine Rice or Rice Noodles


  1. Drain tofu. Cut block horizontally into 3 slices.
  2. Place each slice on a double thickness of paper towel. Cover with double thickness of paper towel. Press down firmly until water is absorbed. Change paper towels in between presses.
  3. Cut each slice into 4 rows. Cut each row into bite size pieces.
  4. In large skillet heat oil over a medium-high heat.
  5. Add tofu with enough space in between to turn over. Sear in two batches, pressing tofu firmly with back of spatula. Cook each side until golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Pat tops to remove excess oil.
  6. While tofu is browning, slice scallions into thin rounds. Reserve 2 tablespoons of darkest green for garnish.
  7. Add scallions (except garnish) to same skillet and sauté 1 - 2 minutes. Add orange juice and Peanut Sauce Mix (both inner envelopes). Bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add tofu and tomatoes, stirring gently to coat with sauce. Heat through. Serve over cooked Jasmine Rice or Rice Noodles and garnish with reserved scallions.

In This Recipe

Now you can make traditional Thai Peanut Sauce at home! Simply add Coconut Milk and create anything from a cooking sauce to a complete meal.
Our gluten-free Rice Noodles are the perfect size for classic Thai recipes like Pad Thai, as well as salads and curries.

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