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Warm Tofu with Spicy Garlic Sauce

Warm Tofu with Spicy Garlic Sauce

Prep Time: 0

Yield: 2

Warm Tofu with Spicy Garlic Sauce

This is a very versatile dish that can be used for an appetizer, lunch or light dinner. I tend to keep the sauce on hand and make a quick snack out of it.

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz.) package of silken tofu
  • 1 tsp garlic minced and crushed
  • 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups rice, hot and ready to serve with tofu

Instructions

  1. To warm your tofu you can either simmer it in a sauce pan with just enough water to cover or put it in the steamer basket of your rice maker while you make the rice to go along with it.
  2. Mince garlic and crush with the flat side of your knife to make a thick paste of it. Stir together with remaining ingredients minus the rice.
  3. Once your rice is ready carefully plate the tofu and rice and then top with sauce. Serve Immediately.
http://www.culinarycafe.com/2010/07/28/warm-tofu-with-spicy-garlic-sauce-2/

Chinese Barbecued Tofu With Sesame Noodles

Chinese Barbecued Tofu With Sesame Noodles

Prep Time: 0

Yield: 6

Chinese Barbecued Tofu With Sesame Noodles

Ingredients

  • 7 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sherry wine or beer
  • 2 teaspoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice seasoning
  • 2 3/4 pounds firm or extra-firm tofu, sliced ½-inch thick and drained
  • 2 tablespoons soybean oil
  • 8 ounces Chinese egg

Instructions

  1. Combine 3 tablespoons soy sauce, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, sherry, brown sugar, garlic and five-spice seasoning in a small bowl; mix well and set aside.

    Dry tofu slices thoroughly between several layers of paper towels. Heat a nonstick skillet and brown tofu on both sides using a small amount of soybean oil. Remove tofu from skillet. Cool slightly. Marinate in sauce mixture for 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

    Preheat grill.

    Grill tofu until browned on both sides; basting frequently with sauce. Cook egg noodles according to package directions. Drain and pour cold water over noodles to stop cooking; drain well. Season noodles with remaining ¼ cup soy sauce, sesame oil and sugar. Toss with carrots, green onions and cucumbers. Garnish with green onion fans, carrot curls and cucumber fans, if desired.
http://www.culinarycafe.com/2009/08/17/chinese-barbecued-tofu-with-sesame-noodles/

Udon with stif-fry and 5-spice tofu

Udon with stif-fry and 5-spice tofu

Prep Time: 0

Yield: 0

Udon with stif-fry and 5-spice tofu

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup stock for stir-fries (substitute=water from soaking mushrooms)
  • 3 T hoisin sauce
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 T tomato paste
  • pinch hot pepper flakes or 1/4 t hot sauce
  • 1 t lemon zest
  • 8 oz. whole wheat udon noodles
  • 1/2 package 5-spice tofu, sliced (plain tofu is fine, too)
  • 1 small onion, cut into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, c

Instructions

  1. Mix all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

    Cook the noodles in bliling water until tender. Drain.

    Meanwhile, heat the oil in the wok and pan-fry tofu until golden on both sides. Remove and set aside.

    Stif-fry onion adn bell pepper briefly. Add mushrooms and cook another minute or two. Return the tofu and add the sauce. Heat through.

    Serve on udon noodles.
http://www.culinarycafe.com/2009/08/17/udon-with-stif-fry-and-5-spice-tofu/