Spicy Garlic Soy Tofu
- prep time4 min
- total time 10 min
- serves 2
This vegan dish doubles as a crowd-pleasing weeknight dinner or a quick and easy appetizer when unexpected guests arrive.
Courtesy of Suganya Hariharan, relishthebite.com, Montreal
8 - 10 dry red chilies
1 piece 2-inch (5 cm) ginger
1 Tbsp (15 mL) white sesame seeds
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
7 - 8 cloves garlic, skin on
2 Tbsp (30 mL) sesame oil
2 tsp (10 mL) soy sauce
1 tsp (5 mL) pepper powder
1 lb(s) (450 g) extra-firm tofu, in bite-sized cubes
Green onions, chopped
1. Place the chilies, ginger, sesame seeds, salt and garlic in blender and pulse 3 or 4 times, or until coarse paste forms.
2. Heat oil in frying pan over medium-low heat; add spice paste. Fry for 30 seconds. Add soy sauce, pepper powder and tofu cubes.
3. Toss well to coat, cooking for about 2 minutes or until tofu turns slightly golden and crispy.
4. Garnish with chopped green onions.