Sesame Garlic Tofu

Sesame Garlic Tofu is a vegetarian dish that is packed full of flavour and cooked in under 10 minutes for a delicious and satisfying meal.
Sesame Garlic Tofu is a vegetarian dish that is packed full of flavour and cooked in under 10 minutes for a delicious and satisfying meal.Sesame Garlic Tofu. I am definitely not a vegetarian but I do enjoy vegetarian dishes in an effort to eat a balanced diet. I like to think that I’m an adventurous eater but I’ve always had a problem with tofu. Perhaps it’s just that, in the dishes I’ve tried, it has always tasted so bland. In the last few years supermarkets in France have started to stock more vegan and vegetarian products so I’ve been determined to give them a try.     I love Asian flavours and one of my favourite dishes is sesame garlic chicken. Chunks of chicken are fried in a batter and then tossed in a sweet and sticky sesame and garlic sauce. It’s delicious but very high in fat and calories. What if there was a way to capture that flavour in a Sesame Garlic Tofu using less sugar, fat and flour? Sesame Garlic Tofu is a vegetarian dish that is packed full of flavour and cooked in under 10 minutes for a delicious and satisfying meal.   It turns out that there is. Start by carefully cutting the tofu into bite sized chunks and placed in a dish. Make a marinade of dark soy sauce, crushed garlic, cider vinegar and runny honey and pour over the tofu. Leave in the fridge to marinate for at least half an hour. Sesame Garlic Tofu is a vegetarian dish that is packed full of flavour and cooked in under 10 minutes for a delicious and satisfying meal. Drain the marinade into a small saucepan and add water and cornflour. Heat the sauce while stirring until it thickens and then turn the heat off. Heat oil in a frying pan and carefully add the tofu in a single layer. Carefully turn the tofu  and fry so that it gets crispy then serve immediately with the sauce poured over and sesame seeds scattered over the top. Sesame Garlic Tofu is a vegetarian dish that is packed full of flavour and cooked in under 10 minutes for a delicious and satisfying meal. So here’s my Sesame Garlic Tofu. It’s delicious, light and easy to do. I should point out that I used silken Tofu for my Sesame Garlic Tofu but it does break easily so if you can buy firm tofu it would be easier. Since making this dish I have read a variety of tips from pressing the tofu, wrapped in kitchen roll, to remove excess water to freezing it first, which changes the texture too. I would love to know if anybody has any other top tofu tips or favourite recipes so please feel free to comment!
Sesame Garlic Tofu is a vegetarian dish that is packed full of flavour and cooked in under 10 minutes for a delicious and satisfying meal.
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Sesame Garlic Tofu

Sesame Garlic Tofu is a vegetarian dish that is packed full of flavour and cooked in under 10 minutes for a delicious and satisfying meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Author Amanda

Ingredients

  • 300 g tofu, cut into chunks
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp runny honey
  • 80 ml water
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp oil

Instructions

  1. Combine the honey, garlic, soy sauce and vinegar and pour over the tofu. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  2. Drain the marinade from the tofu and place in a saucepan with the cornflour and water. Heat while stirring until the mixture thickens.

  3. Heat the oil in a large non stick pan and add the tofu in a single layer. Fry for a few minutes until the tofu is browned then carefully turn over for a further few minutes. 

  4. Drain the tofu and serve immediately with the sauce poured over and the sesame seeds scattered over.

                                               

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