It’s funny, I definitely don’t serve as much tofu as I thought I would, given that I only serve meat once a week here at the house. I use lots of quinoa, legumes, and nuts for protein so that it’s not all tofu, all the time. But man, let me tell you how much I love tofu. Especially this tofu, which is easy and a great “on the side” protein option for your Asian-Fusion-inspired dishes. The marinade comes together super fast and then it pretty much takes care of itself!
Extra Firm tofu, cut into bite-sized cubes
Sugar (Just bog-standard white granulated sugar is fine)
Soy Sauce or Tamari (if you’re gluten-free)
Mirin or other sweet rice wine vinegar type thing
Cut your tofu up and put it in a bowl.
…. mix up the rest of the ingredients, pour over the tofu, fold gently to coat. Let it sit for at least half an hour.
No really, that’s it.
Tips: A little Mirin goes a long way. Your goo should be mostly soy sauce and sesame oil, with enough sugar to cut the salt content, enough garlic to taste, and just enough mirin to add a little tartness/brightness.
Optional: garnish with some toasted sesame seeds or chopped cilantro. But really, the bigger challenge is not grazing at it until dinner service. Because man, it’s awfully good.