Saturday, April 08, 2006
RECIPE ~ Sesame Encrusted Tofu
In a tofu mood? For a potluck, my yoga instructor once made the most delicious tofu I'd ever had. Here is my recreation of it...
1 block firm tofu
2 Tbsp sesame oil*
1/4 cup tamari, soy sauce or Bragg's
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tps minced ginger
2 Tbsp minced green onion
1/4 cup sesame seeds
Cut the block of tofu in half, then cut each half into 4 slabs about 1 cm thick.
In a flat tupperware container combine the sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic, ginger and green onion. Add the tofu pieces making sure each one is well covered in the marinade. If you have time, refrigerate for half an hour or up to overnight.
In a large pan, heat 1 Tbsp oil and swirl to evenly cover. While it heats up, place sesame seeds in a shallow bowl and dredge each marinated tofu piece on both sides. Place one at a time on the hot oiled pan. Fry for 5 to 10 minutes on each side until seeds and tofu are nice and browned. Alternately, you can place the sesame seed encrusted tofu pieces on an oiled cookie sheet and bake for half an hour at 350 until toasty. Baking is preferable for Kaphas.
Serve as a side dish with rice, soup, salad, kabobs, whatever you like, and with kimchi and soy sauce or hot sauce or heck even peanut sauce for dipping! Serves 4 as a side dish.