Ryan and I seem to have amnesia when it comes to remembering meals that we've made, thus my secret plan for this blog is for it to serve as a running list of our favorite recipes. That list would be incomplete without sesame tofu, our favorite meal ever! The recipe was adapted from my mom's sesame chicken, which is just as delicious but twice as much work. This is also a great recipe for introducing tofu to your carnivorous friends.
1 package firm tofu, pressed and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
4-6 TBLS cornstarch
2 TBLS soy sauce
4 TBLS sugar
2 TBLS rice wine vinegar
4 TBLS water
Dash of red pepper flakes
- In a large bowl, coat the tofu cubes with cornstarch. Be delicate but don't worry if it gets a little crumbly.
- Add the tofu to a hot pan with a bit of oil over medium heat. Cook until browned on all sides.
- Mix sauce ingredients and add to pan. Stir and cook a few minutes until sauce thickens.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds and call your mother (at least that's what my recipe says)
|I forgot to add sesame seeds...do as I say, not as I do|
-For a complete meal, serve with brown rice and broccoli (we like to stir-fry broccoli with a bit of the sesame sauce so it gets infused with deliciousness)
-4 TBLS = 1/4 cup. This comes in handy if you're doubling the recipe