Fried Tofu with Spicy Ginger Sesame Sauce

I love Food & Wine magazine. .  not only for the wine suggestions/pairings with food but also the great, delicious recipes! I subscribe to their daily emails with recipes and wanted to share this one; especially since my kitchen is going to be a disaster zone while we pack and move over the next couple of weeks. And then I will be in temp housing for a week. .  so please enjoy these recipes in the meantime. .

Fried Tofu with Spicy Ginger Sesame Sauce


  1. 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium)
  2. 1 tablespoon sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon Korean red pepper flakes or 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  4. 1 large garlic clove, very finely chopped
  5. 1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  6. 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
  7. 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  8. One 14-ounce container of firm tofu
  9. Vegetable oil, for frying
  10. 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  11. Steamed white (or brown) rice, for serving
  1. In a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce with the sugar, red pepper, garlic, sesame oil, ginger and sesame seeds.
  2. Slice the tofu crosswise into 8 thin slabs. Dry the tofu with paper towels, pressing until no moisture remains.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 1/4 inch of oil until shimmering. Add the tofu and cook over moderate heat, turning once, until browned and crisp, about 8 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Spoon the sauce over the fried tofu and sprinkle with the scallions. Serve with steamed white or brown rice.

From Food & Wine Magazine

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