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Spicy Tofu

  • Author: Funky Asian Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: small plates
  • Cuisine: Korean
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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Sauce:

  • 6 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 3 scallions, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Korean chili flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 or 2 pieces thai bird chili minced (optional)

Tofu:

  • 1 package medium firm tofu (about 14 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • ¼ sheet nori, cut into small thin strips

Instructions

  1. Mix the garlic, scallions, soy sauce, seasoned rice vinegar, sugar, korean chili flakes, sesame oil, and thai bird chili (if using) in a small bowl, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  2. Drain and rinse the tofu. Cut the tofu into 8 pieces, first by cutting it in half lengthwise and then into thin slices, keeping the pieces even and attractive.
  3. Place the tofu into a shallow microwave-safe plate that will fit the tofu comfortably.
  4. Wrap the tofu with plastic wrap and microwave the tofu for 3 minutes. Carefully unwrap the tofu and drain any liquid. 
  5. Pour the sauce on top.
  6. Top the tofu with the sesame seeds and seaweed and serve immediately.

 


Notes

* Use a dish with a lip to contain the liquid from the tofu along with the runny sauce.

Keywords: vegan, tofu, korean, spicy, plant-based