Recipe: Sesame Tofu

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My husband is a real master in the art of tofu-making so I am lucky to often find a delicious, large brick of it in the fridge. Usually I use it in a stir-fry but last week I figured out how to make a sweet and sour sesame sauce for it. It turned out very tasty (and quick and easy as well) and is sure to become a mainstay in our house. Enjoy!

Recipe: Sesame Tofu
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 2
Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon dark or light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • ½ tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • about 1 pound firm tofu
  • ½ cup flour
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • about 3 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying
Instructions:
  1. Put the sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, cornstarch and honey into a bowl and whisk well until fully combined. Set aside.
  2. Cut the tofu into ¾-inch to 1-inch cubes.
  3. Roll the tofu cubes in the flour, making sure you are coating them on all sides.
  4. Fry the tofu in vegetable oil until golden brown on all sides. Set aside.
  5. Pour the sauce ingredients into a sauce pan and bring to a full boil. Keep boiling the sauce until it becomes translucent and thickens. Take off the heat and pour over the tofu.
  6. Serve with rice and sprinkle chopped scallions on top.

 

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4 comments

  1. Maggie says:

    Love the idea to have sweet sour sauce with tofu! Looks so yummy and healthy. I’m so envious that you could get freshly made tofu at home! :)
    I like the clean design of your blog and your food pictures are beautiful.

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