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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!
Sesame Tofu Recipe
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons honey
- about 1/2 pound firm tofu
- 1/2 cup flour
- 4 scallions, chopped
- about 3 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying
- Put 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.
- Cut the tofu into 3/4-inch to 1-inch cubes.
- Roll the tofu cubes in the flour, making sure you are coating them on all sides.
- Fry the tofu in vegetable oil until golden brown on all sides. Set aside.
- 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.
- Serve with rice and sprinkle chopped scallions on top.