Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Pantry ingredients and basic spices transform a block of tofu into a simple meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small skillet over medium-low heat, toast pine nuts, stirring constantly, until golden and fragrant (~2 minutes). Transfer to a bowl to cool.
  2. In a small bowl, mix paprika, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper.
  3. Drain tofu and pat dry with paper towels. Cut crosswise into eight 1/2-inch thick slices.
  4. Dredge the tofu liberally with the spice mixture, coating all sides.
  5. In a small bowl, mix boiling water, lemon juice and honey.
  6. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Swirl to coat the bottom.
  7. Add tofu and cook on one side until brown and crusty (~4 minutes). Flip and cook the other side (~3 minutes).
  8. Add honey mixture to the pan and quickly shake to coat the tofu. It will BUBBLE UP and EVAPORATE VERY QUICKLY.
  9. Serve immediately, sprinkled with toasted pine nuts.
Most Helpful

these are ok - i followed the recipe exactly, but had to cook the tofu in 2 batches because all 8 slices would not fit in the pan. the honey/citrus is overpowering, then you get a strong aftertaste of paprika...they did not get crispy as i would have liked either

ShortieNJ August 27, 2008

This was great with the changes I had to make. I used cider vinegar instead of lemon juice and some chili powder instead of coriander, because those are what I had. The cooking method worked very nicely. One comment-you mention pepper in the directions but not the ingredient list. Nice veg. main course!

maggiepcs June 19, 2007