Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kickass Korean Tofu

After printing a series of blog posts about chocolate, shortbread, truffles and cheesy bread pudding, I had some requests to stop trying to kill you all, and instead, go back to my usual amenable ways of offering up healthy and tasty dishes for eating well.

So I guess you can add “good listener” to my list of “winning personality traits”. (And add “humility” to the list of “needs improvement.”)

Kickass Korean-style Tofu (Adapted from Gourmet)

(serves four)


1 package soft or medium (but not silken and not firm) tofu

1 garlic clove, minced

1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped

1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds (tip: You can buy Japanese-style sesame seeds as they often come roasted)

2-3 tbsp Tamari or soy sauce

1/2 tbsp toasted sesame oil

1 tsp sriracha sauce

½ tsp sugar


1. Rinse block of tofu, then cover with cold water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer, shut off heat, then cover and keep warm until eating.

2. While the tofu warms up, prepare sauce by combining ingredients above.

3. Just before serving, gently lift tofu from saucepan and drain on paper towels. Pat dry, then transfer to a plate and spoon some sauce overtop, serving remaining sauce on the side. Garnish with a bit more fresh green onion if you’re feeling fancy.

Be warned: This is addictive stuff. I almost ate the whole tofu block by myself in one sitting.


Carol Perehudoff said...

ceOh how I love Korean food. Amy, we must go to Bloor and Christie for Sun du bu again.

Amy said...

mmm, I've been hankering for it lately. Let's do it up.