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Sesame Tofu Recipe

Amazing Sesame Tofu Recipe is easy to prepare, tofu cubes are pan-fried until crispy, then coated in a sweet and flavorful sauce, perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.

Sesame Tofu Recipe
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If you are looking for restaurant style sesame tofu recipe. Then you are in the right place, this mouthwatering tofu recipe is a treat.

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Best Sesame Tofu Recipe

My daughter has been making a similar recipe tofu recipe lately, I decided to share this simple yet delicious recipe that is perfect for beginners.

Like my Smothered Tofu Chicken recipe and General Tso's Tofu, this sesame tofu will be a huge hit with your family and friends.

Preparing Tofu

First, begin with extra-firm or super-firm tofu. With super-firm tofu, you will save yourself the task of having to squeeze the tofu beforehand. 

If you don't have super-firm tofu then drain tofu. Wrap tofu in a clean kitchen towel and place something heavy on top, a pot or books and let tofu drain excess liquid, about 20 minutes..

How To Make Sesame Tofu Recipe

This recipe is so easy to prepare, and because tofu takes on the flavor of the seasoning and sauce that it is prepared in.

Cut tofu into cubes and place in a large bowl, toss with Bragg's liquid aminos or low sodium soy sauce. Allow tofu cubes to marinate for about 20 minutes. 

Prepare the sauce by mixing vegetable broth, maple syrup, Bragg's liquid aminos, lemon juice, sesame oil, cornstarch, grated ginger, and sesame oil in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.

Toss tofu cubes with cornstarch and gluten-free flour. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu and fry on both sides until crisp and golden brown. 

Mix sauce and pour sauce over pan-fried tofu and mix until sauce is thick and bubbly. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

Sesame Tofu Recipe Steps

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Sesame Tofu Recipe

Per portion
Energy:
180 kcal / 752 kJ
Fat:
9 g
Protein:
4 g
Carbohydrate:
22 g

Ingredients

For: 4 Servings

Sauce

Preparation:
25 min
Cooking:
10 min
Ready in:
35 min

Instructions

  1. To prepare tofu, cut into cubes and place in a large bowl, toss cubes with Bragg's liquid aminos or low sodium soy sauce. Allow tofu cubes to marinate for about 20 minutes. In the meantime prepare the sauce.

  2. Toss the tofu cubes with cornstarch and gluten-free flour until fully coated. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu and fry on both sides until crisp and golden brown. 

Sesame Sauce

  1. To prepare the sauce, combine, vegetable broth, maple syrup, Bragg's liquid aminos, lemon juice, sesame oil, cornstarch, grated ginger and sesame oil in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.

  2. Add sesame sauce to coat tofu cubes and cook until bubbly and thick. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

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Rating

4 Comments
  1. Anne
    January 1, 2019

    Delicious and Simple

    I tried this recipe this evening. It did not require a lot of time in the kitchen. Instructions were easy to follow. I doubled the flour and cornstarch mixture so that all of the tofu pieces would be covered. The dish turned out very well.

    Will definitely make this dish again real soon.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 1, 2019

      Thank you Anne, I’m happy you enjoyed it. My daughter actually uses about the same amount of flour and starches you do. Thank you for your feedback.

      • Anne
        January 3, 2019

        How can I make this into pineapple or orange flavored tofu?

        • Michelle Blackwood
          January 3, 2019

          Add pineapple tidbits or orange juice and zest to the sauce.