Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The World's Best Tofu Recipe

I've found the world's best tofu recipe and I just want to shout it from the rooftops, tell everyone I know. Whole Foods was where we first forked, I ordered it for lunch one day thinking hmmm...looks good, sounds interesting and exotic and a little less than wholesome -if you know what I mean. I was gone at first bite. "Pan Fried Sesame Tofu" had me at first bite. I got home and promptly Googled this tasty morsel. I've made it over and over again, and have always been satisfied with the results. Dinner tonight was over in like 10 minutes- everyone just devoured this dish. I made some adaptations but it's essentially the same recipe on the whole foods website. Use two blocks of tofu, you won't have any regrets, or leftovers.

Pan Fried Sesame Tofu

Wrap 2 blocks of extra-firm tofu in paper towels, place on cutting boards, weigh it down with another cutting board or baking sheet and a heavy pot to squeeze out liquid. Set aside for about 20-30 mins. In the meantime, put 1/2 c. honey, 4-5 tbsp. tamari, 3 tbsp. finely chopped ginger, 3-4 tbsp. toasted sesame oil, 4 cloves finely chopped garlic, and a few good dashes of hot pepper sauce into a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cover and keep warm.
Cut tofu into cubes. Dust well with cornstarch. Heat enough oil to fry these tofu squares well- until golden brown. Trim and cut 1 bunch of green onions and cut into 1" pieces. Throw onion pieces into pan until they soften slightly. Transfer cooked tofu and green onions into bowl and toss with the warm sauce. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Goes great on a bed of basmati, jasmine, or brown rice.


Alexa said...

Hi Rachel,
I love tofu. This looks sooo yummy. I make a caramelized tofu recipe that my kids have loved since they were little. I'll have to post it so you'll have it if you want to try it.:-)

monica said...

I look forward to making this recipe. Is there a substitute for tamari?

rachel said...

soy sauce will work just fine.