Trader Joe’s Inspired Golden Glazed Tofu

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Make this incredibly simple tofu recipe with Trader Joe’s Carolina Gold sauce. You need oil, salt, pepper, tofu, and Trader Joe’s Carolina Gold sauce. Serve this golden tofu with rice and vegetables.

Trader Joe’s Inspired Golden Glazed Tofu

Make glazed tofu with Trader Joe's Carolina Gold sauce. Use olive oil, tofu, salt, pepper, and Trader Joe's Carolina Gold sauce to make this easy recipe. Serve with fresh vegetables and rice.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword glazed, olive oil, pepper, salt, tofu, trader joes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2


  • skillet


  • 1/3 cup olive oil or canola oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 package firm tofu
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup Trader Joe's Carolina Gold sauce add more or less depending on your preference


  • Heat skillet to medium low-high*. Coat bottom of pan with oil.
  • Wash and slice tofu into rectangles into about 1/4 of an inch. Dry tofu on paper towel.
  • Add salt and pepper to tofu.
  • Carefully fry tofu in pan until one side is golden brown. Flip tofu and cook the other side until golden brown.**
  • Coat tofu with Trader Joe's Carolina Gold sauce. Cook for additional 5-10 minutes or until sauce has caramelized. Repeat process for other side.
  • Remove tofu from skillet. Serve tofu with fresh vegetables and rice.


*If using canola oil or vegetable oil, heat skillet to medium high.
**Cook times vary: If using olive oil, cook one side for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and cook the other side for 10 minutes. If using canola or vegetable oil, cook for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and cook for another 10 minutes. 
Frying tofu is chaotic sometimes. Cook times vary because of varying oils and heat settings. I used olive oil in this recipe to keep it healthy. I also did not deep fry the tofu for the same reason. Cook the tofu however you want it. The rule of thumb is to cook it until golden brown. 

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