Saturday, August 5, 2017

Meatless Mood - Sesame Tofu

We eat meat free about 80% of the time, keeping our animal protein to non-factory farmed meat and fish or wild game.

I know some of you can't eat soy but for a large part of the population, tofu is a very popular and relatively inexpensive source of protein.

But what to make with it other than my normal smoother of 1/4 block tofu, sparking flavored water, a dash of protein powder and a cup brimming with frozen berries?


Sesame Tofu Chinese Style - if you love sesame chicken or just the sweet tang of a rich sweet and sour type sauce you will love this.  For lower-fat you can also bake the tofu instead of frying it in coconut oil. Serves 2.

1/2 cup sugar-free barbecue sauce
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
a squeeze of lemon or lime juice
1 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic or garlic powder (optional for those that don't do garlic)
1 tablespoon  Braggs liquid aminos
1/2 block extra firm tofu
1 teaspoon corn starch
Sesame seeds to garnish
chopped green onion (optional)


You'll want to marinate the tofu, so mix this up first thing in the morning.  In a bowl mix the barbecue sauce, apple cider vinegar, juice, Worcestershire, ground ginger, garlic (if using) and liquid-aminos.

Set aside 1/3 of the sauce and cover.

Chop half a block of extra firm tofu into equal sized cubes.

Marinate the tofu cubes in the remaining 2/3 of the sweet and sour sauce.

Leave the marinated tofu and remaining sauce in the fridge until the evening..

The next day add 1 teaspoon corn starch to the remaining sauce and coat the marinated tofu in the mixture.

Either bake the tofu at 400°F on a nonstick sheet for 30 minutes or fry in coconut oil until crispy. Serve with steamed rice and top with sesame seeds and green onions (optional)

3 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    classic and tasty! I like the twist of adding W'shire souser... and had to research Braggs thingo. Think I'll stick to Kikkoman's superior soy, but thanks for the intro! YAM xx

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  2. Looks tasty! If only I had a chef I would give her this recipe!

    C

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  3. I bet that sauce would rock a non-soy protein source.

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