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Plant Based Kung Pao

Pernillas Tofu Kung Pao

Asian Inspired Kung pao with tofu as meat substitute
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 People
Calories 665 kcal


  • 1 Air Fryer Bake on rack
  • 1 Wok High side frying pan



  • 7 oz Firm TOFU press tofu tofu to remove all water
  • 1/4 C Corn Starch
  • 8 C Cooked Brown Rice Adjust to per person portion


  • 5 oz Water
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 4 tbsp Tamari Sauce Substitute Soy Sauce if needed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Miso Paste
  • 2 tbsp Chinkiang Rice vinegar Substitute with Balsamic if needed
  • 4 tbsp Coconut Sugar Leave out for healthy decision
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 8 Shallots
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 15 Small Dried Chinese chili's Substitute 2 fresh red chilis


  • 1 tbsp Ground Sichuan pepper
  • 1/4 C Ground Peanuts


  • Tofu: Cut the tofu into cubes and coat with the cornstarch. Deep fry the tofu in an air fryer at 375F until golden. (Bake on rack optional)
  • Cook the rice according to the instructions on the package.


  • Mix all ingredients
  • Peel and chop the garlic and ginger. Coarsely shred the shallots. Chop, core and cut the pepper into large cubes. If using fresh chilli, cut it into pieces.
  • Consider not adding oil for cooking – Use Non Stick pan
  • Heat a wok or frying pan with high edges, let it get really hot. Add the rapeseed oil, garlic, ginger, scallions, peppers and chilli and quickly stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the tofu and the dressing. Heat, stirring, until the sauce sticks a little around the vegetables and tofu.


  • Top with 1 tbsp ground Sichuan pepper
  • Top lightly with chopped peanuts


My husband and children all enjoyed this dinner and it will return to our table often


Calories: 665kcalCarbohydrates: 127gProtein: 20gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 1352mgPotassium: 796mgFiber: 11gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 2344IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 122mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Kung Pao,Tofu
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