I'm always on the look out for interesting dishes to pack for lunch, even if I already have about a hundred recipes bookmarked. Quite a few of these involve creative ways of using tofu- one of my favourite foods.
Having tried using tofu in many different forms, I have found that my favourite way to cook tofu is to keep it simple- cooked briefly with a little bit of sauce. This recipe is about as simple as it gets- using a simple teriyaki sauce to impart a light flavour. The sauce isn't overly sweet or salty so you can still taste the tofu flavour- although this does mean that this recipe isn't one for those who aren't particularly fond of tofu!
Korean-Style Teriyaki Tofu Recipe
Recipe from here
For the Tofu:
200g Firm tofu
dash of Salt
Oil, as needed
For the sauce:
1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
1 cm of white part of a Japanese leek, finely chopped
1 Tbs Sugar
2.5 Tbs Soy sauce
1 Tbs Cooking sake
2 Tbs Water
dash of pepper
1. Slice the tofu 1 cm thick. Put the sliced tofu on paper towels, and microwave for 1 minute to drain off the excess water. Sprinkle with a little salt. Combine the sauce ingredients.
2. Heat up some oil in a frying pan, and pan fry the tofu until golden brown on both sides!
3. Wipe out any excess oil from the pan and add the sauce. Simmer and reduce the sauce while turning the tofu pieces over occasionally.
4. Top with sesame seeds and/or shallots to serve. Sprinkle on some ground chili pepper to add spice for grownup palates.