Most people I know tell me that tofu is disgusting, and has no taste. Well, I admit that first, I thought it too : plain, it’s not really tasty, and when you try to heat it but you don’t know how, you still have a sort of white cubes, fluffy and not really appetizing.
BUT, after a loooot of researches, I finally found a perfect guide to help me cooking the perfect tofu. Thanks to Healthy Happy Life, I’m now able to make a lot of dishes, which never taste the same. I can now say that I’m totally in love with tofu ! My favorite, it is this recipe. Sweet and savory at the same time, quite sticky and an explosion of savor that overwhelm my taste buds and make me ashamed to have, one day, criticized this lovely and kindly tofu.
So now, I’m a firmly defender of this ingredient, and I try to persuade all my friends, that, NO, tofu is not tasteless, and YES, you can have a delicious meal with it. This lunch, I ate it with some steamed potatoes and bok choy, topped with Earth balance.
Very easy, very tasty, very perfect lunch 😉
Sweet, Sticky & Spicy Tofu
Adpated from Mango & Tomato
¼ extra firm tofu, pressed and cubed or shaped as french fries
1 tbsp Hoi Sin
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp hot sauce
1 tsp water
1/6 onion, finely chopped
1cm fresh ginger, finely chopped
Combine Hoi Sin, soy and hot sauce, water and onion in a bowl. Put tofu in it and mix well to cover all the tofu. Let marinate for 1 hour.
In a sauce pan, heat sesame oil. Sauté ginger for 30 seconds and then add the tofu. Sauté on one side for 1 or 2 minutes, until caramelized. Then, fry the other side, for a couple minutes.
Add the remaining sauce, and let boiling, it will cover the tofu with a sticky coating. Stop heating when all of the marinade is evaporated.
Serve with your favorite side dish.