Ginger and maple-glazed tofu

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ginger and maple glazed tofu
8 portions



  • 500g tofu
  • 3 tbsp pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate flavour)
  • 20g fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce


  • 1 large courgette, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 250g cooked puy lentils
  • 1 red onion, diced



  1. Gently sweat the red onion in a pan then add courgettes and balsamic vinegar.
  2. Add cooked lentils then leave to cool.
  3. Cut the tofu into 2-inch squares.
  4. Combine maple syrup, fresh ginger, garlic, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and soy sauce in a bowl.
  5. Marinate tofu in mixture for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Pan fry tofu in the glaze for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  7. Place the lentil mix on a serving plate and top with the glazed tofu.
  8. Garnish with a wedge of lime, coriander and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.


  1. Halloumi can be added alongside the tofu, or as a replacement. After a few days, you may prefer to toast the bread. Try adding some maple butter to complement the pumpkin and pecan bread with a hint of sweetness.

With tofu marinated in sesame oil, soy sauce and maple syrup, this makes a great salad dish for any time of the day and works well with pumpkin and pecan bread.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest.

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter doesn't contain any butter, or dairy products.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree – that’s all.

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